Pet­ri­fied puppy gone in a snap

Toronto Sun - - NEWS - BRAD HUNTER

A sicko science teacher al­legedly fed a puppy to a snap­ping tur­tle in front of his hor­ri­fied stu­dents.

Robert Crosland fed the cow­er­ing ca­nine to the snap­per last Wed­nes­day.

The school said most of the stu­dents had left for the day.

Ad­min­is­tra­tors were in­formed the next day of the “re­gret­table cir­cum­stance in­volv­ing some of the bi­o­log­i­cal spec­i­mens”.

Mor­ti­fied stu­dents finked on the vet­eran teacher at Pre­ston Ju­nior High School and said he had been en­gag­ing in weird ex­per­i­ments for years.

Three stu­dents told the East Idaho News that Crosland also had been known to feed “guinea pigs to snakes.”

Crosland hasn’t been dis­missed or rep­ri­manded for his strange ac­tions — which stu­dents say have been go­ing on for years.

“He is a cool teacher who re­ally brought science to life … I loved his class be­cause he had tur­tles and snakes and other cool things,” one stu­dent said.

Why Crosland thought to feed a puppy to a tur­tle was a good idea is un­clear.

It’s cur­rently un­clear what mo­ti­vated him to act out the in­ci­dent or whether the puppy was alive.

The school board said in a state­ment it would try to avoid in­ci­dents like the per­ish­ing puppy in the fu­ture.

ROBERT CROSLAND Fed an­i­mal to tur­tle

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