Fire and press charges against Ocala teacher for drowning raccoons & opossum for sport

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Please sign to fire the teacher who cruely killed 3 innocent animals! Kids are at school to learn and not be terrified by horrific acts such as these. This is the 2nd report this year of a teacher killing animals in front of students (In March, a junior high biology teacher in Idaho reportedly fed a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students.)

Let the schools know tax payers will not stand for this! No student should have to watch an animal suffer, and not one animal should be tortured in this manner EVER!

OCALA, Fla. (CBS) -- An investigation is underway after a teacher at a Florida high school was accused of drowning wild animals in a garbage can while students watched and assisted, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG reports. A Florida mother said her son was made to stand with his fellow high school classmates this week and drown two raccoons and an opossum.

"It made me sick. It made me sick to my stomach," said the mother, who asked to remain anonymous.

The woman said one raccoon ate a chicken that students at Forest High school in Ocala, Florida, were raising. The teacher then caught raccoons in cages, "took the cages, filled up large trash cans full of water, and had the children drown the raccoons in the cages inside the water, inside the trash cans," she said.

Pictures and video taken by the student show a raccoon in a metal trap, which the teacher and students lifted into a garbage bin while it filled up with hose water, WKMG reported. One video shows the tip of a raccoon's snout sticking out just above the surface of the water.

"When the raccoons tried to come up for air they had metal rods and they held them down with metal rods and when the raccoon would try to pop its head up they held water hoses in its face to drown it," said the mother, who said her son came home from school in tears after the incident, the station reported.

She said two raccoons were killed Monday and that an opossum found later was killed "just for sport," WKMG reports.



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