Idaho teacher under investigation after allegedly feeding puppy to snapping turtle

Robert Crosland

Robert Crosland

Former students told East Idaho News that Crosland had previously fed guinea pigs to the snakes he keeps in the classroom, though it was not clear if they or the puppy were alive before the teacher made a decision to feed them to his reptiles and amphibians.

"The event occurred well after students had been dismissed and was not a part of any school-directed program", Gee said in a news release. High is under investigation after the school district says they were made aware of a "regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens" at the school. "We emphasize that at no time was the safety of students or staff compromised".

A TEACHER in the United States is under investigation, accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students.

Franklin County Sheriff David Fryar said the police department was looking into the incident.

Students say that Crosland was a "cool" teacher who often introduced animals like snakes and turtles into class.

"A part of any investigation includes determining the best course of action once the facts of the matter have been ascertained".

Robert Crosland, who has taught science at Preston Junior High School in Idaho for years, has not been charged or suspended while the investigation is carried out.

Preston Schools, which called the situation not "easy" nor "a measure that can be taken lightly", said it began investigating immediately after hearing what allegedly took place, and is "taking steps to ensure that this type of action could not be repeated".

Crosland is a popular teacher who has exotic snakes and other animals in tanks around his classroom, according to multiple parents and students who contacted EastIdahoNews.com. At least three of Crosland's unidentified students told local media the science teacher also previously fed "guinea pigs to snakes".

"He is a cool teacher who really brought science to life", a former student says. In a prepared statement, school district officials asked community members for patience and said the teacher has shown care, effort, and passion on the job for years.

EastIdahoNews.com has contacted Crosland for comment, and we will update this story when we receive a response.

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