Recently, a junior high teacher in Preston, Idaho came under investigation because students say he fed a live puppy to his pet snapping turtle.
Yes, you read that correctly.
A science teacher, Robert Crosland, fed a live puppy to his pet snapping turtle. In front of his students, no less.
Yeah, this guy totally needs to be armed like Donald Trump is suggesting! He owns a fucking snapping turtle and brings kids around it.
What a moron!
Jill Parrish, an animal rights activist, filed a police report after hearing about the incident. She said:
What I have learned in the last four days is disgusting. It is sick. It is sick. Allowing children to watch an innocent baby puppy scream because it is being fed to an animal. That is violence. That is not OK.
Este Hull, a 7th-grader at Preston Junior High said that Crosland usually fed mice or birds to his reptiles, which is what most normal people who choose to have snakes and other reptiles who are carnivores generally do. Not live puppies. Hull said:
I feel a little bit better that it was a puppy that was going to die, not just a healthy puppy.
Uh, how about letting it die in a humane way, instead of being chomped on by a snapping turtle. Students could hear it crying and screaming, and even as an adult, I know I would be traumatized by that.
Some of the parents are apparently okay with his actions, however. Annette Salvesen and Julie Johnson both said that Crosland was the best science teacher at the school. Past and present students seem to agree. One anonymous student said:
He is a cool teacher who really brought science to life. I loved his class because he had turtles and snakes and other cool things.
I’m sure you did, since you also saw him feed guinea pigs to his animals
Salvesen was fine with his actions and said:
If it was a deformed puppy that was going to die anyway, Cros(land) is very much circle-of-life
The puppy was apparently terminally ill, though this doesn’t justify terrorizing children to show them the “circle of life” by torturing a puppy. The incident happened after school hours, according to East Idaho News.
The school district issued a statement:
On March 7, 2018, Preston School District was made aware of a regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens at Preston Jr. High. The event … was not a part of any school-directed program. We emphasize that at no time was the safety of students or staff compromised.
Definitely covering their asses there!
Crosland is currently still teaching while the investigation is underway, but apparently didn’t want to comment to any of the news stations.
Great job man, you killed a terminally ill puppy by feeding it to your snapping turtle in front of seventh graders. Just the sort of teacher I would want to be armed with a gun, let alone teaching my kid.
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