A high school music teacher was arrested on Monday for child neglect.
Joshua Ladrice was the only parent watching his biological child and his step-son on Sunday. Ladrice left for work at 12:00 p.m. for a meeting which lasted two hours. He then left work at 2:00 p.m. and went to his friend's house in St. Petersburg, leaving the 3-year-old child and 9-year-old child unattended at home without food or parental supervision for approximately 24-hours, according to the police report.
Lakewood HS band tech arrested on child neglect charges. HCSO says he left a 3yo & 9yo home alone for 24 hrs pic.twitter.com/f4jNsfwydy
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Ladrice arrived on the scene after HCFR and HCSO were at the home responding to an emergency alert. He was arrested at 11:15 a.m. on Monday and charged with two counts of child neglect without great bodily harm.
Jail records list that Ladrice is a part time music teacher at Lakewood High School.