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Teacher 'fed puppy to turtle' in class

Teacher 'fed puppy to turtle' in class

PETA has learned that witnesses, including students, reportedly watched this teacher place a live puppy into a tank with a snapping turtle, who attacked and almost cut the dog in half, as the animal screamed. He was not cited, criminally charged or placed on leave as of late Monday, Gee told East Idaho News.

Crosland was accused of carrying out the feeding during a class. Marc Gee, superintendent of the Preston School District, told us via e-mail that while an incident did occur at the school on 7 March 2018, it occurred "at least one hour after the students in the school had been dismissed".

Several current and former students said Crosland is a well-liked teacher at the school who kept exotic animals like snakes and other reptiles in tanks in his classroom. Three former students, who asked not to be named, said they recall Mr Crosland feeding guinea pigs to snakes and snapping turtles during classroom demonstrations.

Students say that Crosland was a "cool" teacher who often introduced animals like snakes and turtles into class.

"We understand that the case has been forwarded to the prosecutor's office for a review of potential criminal charges, and TeachKind-PETA's humane education division-is urging the school district to take this incident just as seriously". "It is sick. It is sick", animal rights activist Jill Parrish told Salt Lake City TV station KSTU.

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"A part of any investigation includes determining the best course of action once the facts of the matter have been ascertained".

It's unclear if the dog was alive or dead when Crosland fed it to the turtle.

"Allowing children to watch an innocent baby puppy scream because it is being fed to an animal", she continued.

Another parent of a student at the school echoed Hull's sentiment. That is violence. That is not okay, "said Parrish". It was probably going to die, that's all beside the point.

"While the district certainly does not condone individual actions that may violate district policy or reasonable expectations of behavior, we hope that any errors in judgment made by a teacher in this instance will not cause us to forget the years of care, effort and passion the teacher has given to students in Preston School District", Gee says.