'Beloved' science teacher faces jail after being charged with animal cruelty for feeding a LIVE PUPPY to a snapping turtle in front of his class

Mail Online | 6/2/2018 | Associated Press;Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com
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An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland was charged Friday.

Months - Jail - Fine

He faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted.

Superintendent for Preston schools, Marc Gee, told the Idaho Statesman that he heard about the charges and still reviewing the situation.

'Once - Details - Statement - District

'Once we have seen the details, we will release a statement for the district,' he said.

The school is in rural Preston, where the 2004 teen cult classic film 'Napoleon Dynamite' was set.

Idaho - Attorney - General - Office - Investigation

The Idaho attorney general's office handled the investigation after Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson cited a conflict of interest. Several parents came forward to say Crosland fed the puppy to the turtle on March 7 after school.

Several weeks later, state officials seized the turtle and euthanized it as...
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