Northgate teacher waives drug charges to court

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A former substitute teacher accused of coming to a Northgate class high on heroin this month waived a preliminary Thursday, and one charge was withdrawn.

A charge of endangering the welfare of children against Christopher Chiappetta, 26, was thrown out, and charges of drug possession, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct were waived for court.

Bellevue police Sgt. Michael Hudson found Mr. Chiappetta, of Ross, asleep at his desk Oct. 17 during an art class at Northgate Middle/High School. Police said he had heroin on him and marijuana and wrappers in his vehicle.

Sgt. Hudson said Mr. Chiappetta likely will go through a drug-treatment program and receive probation.

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