Teacher Found Not Guilty After Feeding a Puppy to a Snapping Turtle

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An Idaho middle school teacher who fed a puppy to a snapping turtle was found not guilty of animal cruelty on Friday, KTLA sister station KSTU reported.

The puppy was reported to be sick and dying, and the science teacher decided to feed him to the turtle in front of four junior high school children. One boy said the puppy was cute, maybe a lab.

The teacher, a. Mr. Crosland admitted to it but argued, “we don’t believe a crime was committed.”

Crosland was charged in Franklin County, Idaho, with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Prosecutor David Morris said the incident occurred in Crosland’s classroom at Preston Junior High School, but after regular school hours with four students present.

We don’t have a photo of the puppy because the puppy is dead. The featured image is not the puppy, just a photo of a lab puppy.

The snapping turtle is a little scary. This isn’t the actual turtle but it is a snapping turtle.


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