The local authorities in Idaho have allegedly been following the investigations of a high school teacher at Preston high school made what the school district called a “regrettable” decision by allegedly feeding a live dog to a turtle.
The local authorities in Idaho have allegedly been following the investigations of a high school teacher made what the school district called a “regrettable” decision by allegedly feeding a live dog to a turtle.
The alleged incident reportedly took place on 7 March at Preston Junior High, about 300 kilometers east of Boise, Fox 13 reported.
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A science teacher allegedly fed a puppy to a snapping turtle, an obvious situation, the Preston School District told the news station in a statement “occurred, and after the students were dismissed and it was not a part of a school programme.”
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“On March 7, 2018 Preston School District was informed of a regrettable circumstance in which some of the biological specimens Preston Jr. High,” the statement read. “We emphasize that at no time was the safety of pupils or staff at risk.”
The teacher, who was not identified by the district, is still working in the classroom, pending the outcome of an investigation, the Idaho Statesman reported.
The teacher in question is popular and often has exotic animals in the classroom, former students told East Idaho News. They claimed that he often fed the guinea pigs and the snakes and snapping turtles during the lessons in the classroom.
“He is a cool teacher who really brought the science to life,” a former student said. “I loved his class, because he had turtles and snakes and other fun things.”
Preston Schools, that the situation is not “easy”, nor “a measure that can be taken lightly,” said the began to investigate immediately after hearing of what allegedly took place, and is “taking steps to ensure that this kind of actions could not be repeated.”
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The statement also said that it is “certainly not condoning the individual actions that violate district policy or the reasonable expectations of behavior,” the school district of the hope “that any errors in the assessment by a teacher, in this case not lead to the forgetting of the years of the care, the efforts and the passion of the teacher has given to students in the Preston School District.”
Preston Schools did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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