Florida teacher on leave after raccoons drowned


"Isn't there enough violence in schools?"

A teacher in Florida was suspended for drowning raccoons in the class.

He said raccoons had killed several chickens, which were raised by students and teachers at Marion County's Forest High School.

The video was shot by a student in Ocala who was upset by what was happening.

"It made me sick". 'It made me sick to my stomach'.

What did the raccoon do to deserve such terrible treatment?

A Florida high school teacher was placed on administrative leave Tuesday amid accusations that he drowned at least two raccoons during class.

A 14-second video published by CBS affiliate WKMG showed a group of students filling a tub of water using a hose and later keeping a trapped raccoon submerged.

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Brewton allegedly instructed the students not to film the suffering animals or they would be given detention. She also said that her son "hid his phone and watched as they filled these trash cans full of water, and held these raccoons down in trash cans in the cages".

One video showed the tip of a raccoon's snout sticking just above the surface of the water, WKMG said. "That one probably didn't do anything".

'I don't think that's the way to treat any animal, ' she said. Whether it is a raccoon or (another animal) you just don't torture an animal and kill it like that.

A Florida trainer is being investigated after dad and mom mentioned he had college students take part within the drowning of raccoons and chickens in school on Monday.

"While law enforcement tells us the teacher did not do anything illegal, his actions before students are certainly questionable". Until our investigation is complete, I can not share further details.

Dewie Brewton, who has been a teacher at Forest High School since 2006, has majority support from his students who are rallying together in his defense.

However, School Superintendent Heidi Maier strongly recommended the despicable teacher should be fired. "Marion County's education standards-in fact, Florida's education standards-do not include activities for the destruction of live animals, nuisance or not", the statement said.

"We received statements that the teacher drowned multiple animals in front of students, and with student participation, because the animals were nuisance animals to the ag program at the school", school district spokesman Kevin Christian told the newspaper.