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Ag teacher allegedly drowns raccoons in front of students

Ag teacher allegedly drowns raccoons in front of students

"Isn't there enough violence in schools?"

In a heart-wrenching incident, a teacher in Central Florida has been accused of drowning two raccoons in front of a bunch of students during the agricultural science class.

The mother of the student who shot the video, both who wish to remain anonymous, said to a reporter at WKMG-TV, "It made me sick". "It made me sick. It's awful. It still does make me sick to my stomach", the mother said of the drownings.

What did the raccoon do to deserve such terrible treatment? The teacher then caught raccoons in cages, "took the cages, filled up large trash cans full of water, and had the children drown the raccoons in the cages inside the water, inside the trash cans", she said.

Footage from the class shows a raccoon in a metal wire trap being dunked into a garbage bin that has been filled with water. One video shows the tip of a raccoon's snout sticking out just above the surface of the water. Her son told her the creatures were trapped in cages as they were being drowned.

"My son joined ag science, because he loves animals not to torture them", a parent told Fox 35, which was also provided the video but called it "too disturbing" to share. "That one probably didn't do anything".

'[My son] knew while it was happening that it was wrong, so he did it anyway and stood behind people hiding, taking pictures and videos, ' she said.

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"I don't think that's the way to treat any animal". He also explained that the raccoons were drowned because those had killed many chickens, which were raised by the students and staff members in a shed behind the school.

She claims the raccoons were held down with metal rods when they tried to come up for air.

Officials said Forest High School agriculture teacher Dewie Brewton was removed from class "pending the outcome of a district investigation", according to the Ocala Star-Banner. The district says they will not release any other details until the investigation is complete. "No teacher could ever replace him", said Hunter Heath.

However, School Superintendent Heidi Maier strongly recommended the despicable teacher should be fired.

"The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is looking into an incident that occurred at Forest High School in Marion County involving a raccoon".

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.


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