In the past he also fed smaller pets such as guinea pigs to reptiles including snakes, students said. He was not cited, criminally charged or placed on leave as of late Monday, Gee told East Idaho News.
Apparently, the puppy was sick and deformed, according to the activist.
"Allowing children to watch an innocent baby puppy scream because it is being fed to an animal ... that is violence", Parrish said. Preston School District sent a letter to parents saying the incident had not occurred as "part of any school directed program" and that the incident was "regrettable", Fox News reported. "He is a cool teacher who really brought science to life", a former student said.
Yet despite having full knowledge of this horrifying incident, the school has yet to take any action against the teacher, Robert Crosland. It is not known whether the dog was alive or dead, or what kind of lesson this was supposed to convey to the kids, If the lesson was "a snapping turtle will eat a dog" then I guess you could just say that and not actually do it. "I loved his class because he had turtles and snakes and other cool things", one student said.More news: AMD CPU vulnerabilities published by unknown security firm after 24 hours notice
The school district released a statement explaining that they were attempting to determine the best course of action.
"He's the best science teacher Preston Junior High has", said parent Julie Johnson. "This is not a situation that is easy, nor do we feel it is a measure that can be taken lightly", the district superintendent said.
Local education administrators began investigating the incident immediately after they were made aware, and the Franklin County Sheriff's office was called.
Crosland is popular amongst the school's student body and often has exotic animals in the classroom, former students told East Idaho News.More news: Check out Case Keenum on ESPN's 'QB Camp' in 2012
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.
Parish was the one who alerted the police after a teacher from the school informed her of the incident.
As the investigation into Crosland's actions continues the district has said it will ensure a similar incident can not happen again.More news: Posluszny retires after 11 seasons with Jaguars, Bills