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Idaho officials have euthanized a snapping turtle at the center of an investigation over whether a long time biology teacher gave it a sick puppy to eat in front of students.
Robert Crosland, of Preston Junior High School, reportedly fed a sick puppy to a turtle last Wednesday after classes ended for the day, Superintendent Marc Gee said in a news release.
Idaho - State - Department - Agriculture - Statement
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture in a statement Friday says snapping turtles are an invasive species in Idaho requiring a permit. Officials seized the turtle Tuesday and euthanized it Wednesday.
Meanwhile, law enforcement officials say they stepped up security for three schools in the Preston School District in eastern Idaho this week following vague threats connected to an allegation that the puppy was fed to the turtle March 7 at the junior high school.
School - Superintendent - Administrators - Circumstance - Specimens
The school superintendent said administrators had been informed of the 'regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens' afterward.
He said the incident took place 'well after students had been dismissed'.
Crosland has not...
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