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A Teacher Who Fed A Puppy To A Turtle In Front Of Students Was Charged With Animal Cruelty

The puppy wasn't the only animal to die. Two weeks later, state officials took and euthanized the snapping turtle.

TALAL ANSARI:A junior high school science teacher in Idaho has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students. Robert Crosland, a teacher at Preston Junior High School in Eastern Idaho, was charged on Friday with one count of animal cruelty… If convicted, he could face up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. The puppy wasn’t the only animal to die. Two weeks later, state officials took and euthanized Crosland’s snapping turtle, as it is an invasive species in the state of Idaho…

In a Facebook post that has since been taken down, one parent who said two of her children were present didn’t oppose Crosland’s alleged actions… In a statement released in March, the animal rights group PETA called Crosland “a bully who should not be allowed near impressionable young people.” Nearly 190,000 people have signed an online petition calling for Crosland to be fired, while a petition supporting Crosland has been signed by nearly 5,000 people’. SOURCE…

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