Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired

A Florida teacher, accused of drowning animals in a high school classroom, was suspended, and then he retired. According to Ocala.com, the Forest High School agriculture-science teacher, identified as Dewie Brewton, was placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation into the incident. On Friday, the school district announced that Brewton had retired after decades of teaching.

Brewton came under fire after he allegedly drowned animals in a garbage can, with the help of his students. The raccoons and opossum which died were identified as “nuisance animals” to the school’s agriculture program.

Though the members of the school board expressed disgust with the situation, Brewton’s retirement has ended the district’s investigation into the matter.  The Liberation Ocala African American Council has criticized those who “rushed to judgement” about the animal killings before an investigation could be completed. In a prepared statement, the organization said, “The community should be troubled by the rush to judgment statements and actions by district administrators and School Board members, even before a fair and thorough investigation.”

What happens to the accused teacher next?

Though the school district will no longer be investigating, the Florida Department of Health and the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is still looking into the situation and criminal charges may be forthcoming. If criminal charges are made, Brewton’s pension could be impacted.

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17 replies
  1. Marni Montanez says:

    This has nothing to do with race. This has to do with the cruelty of one person and subjecting these kids to animal cruelty. There is no rush to judgment, there is absolutely no reason for torturing an animal. His conduct was abominable.

    • Matter Ivey says:

      I 100% agree! What the heck are they calling it a “rush” to judgement about? These animals are STILL dead and no amount of investigation is going to bring them back!

  2. Gizmos Mommy says:

    That fat fuck maggot SOS should be escorted into the everglades for some giant python justice. That POS is a “nuisance savage” and as such should be dealt with in the same manner “it” taught the students.

  3. Sue says:

    The school administrators were not “disgusted with the situation.” They posted a statement on their Facebook page in complete support of this guy, just before he ‘retired.’ So now what? How old is he? Will he be moved elsewhere in the educational system? Just asking, because I worked in ‘law enforcement,’ and witnessed officers who were ‘fired’ (for crimes that had come to the public’s attention) being sent elsewhere in the system, and then hired back after the heat died down. We need to keep the heat on, so other ‘teachers’ know that this is completely unacceptable, and they will be in similar trouble if they try it.

    Why in world does there need to be any more “fair and thorough investigation” ? The evil deed was caught on tape. Completely sadistic, absolutely criminal. Case closed.

  4. ba says:

    REALLY??? Rush to judgement are you kidding me!!!!! he tortured and drowned innocent animals who no escape and had kids watch are you kidding me!!!!! stop the BS and call it what it is!!!! He is disgusting and an animal abuser!!!! he got paid leave seriously!!!! !Liberation Ocala African American Council shame on you and your statement! DONT try to make this other than what it is…HE SLAUGHTERED INNOCENT ANIMALS BOTTOM LINE!!!!! investigation to be done OMG PLEASE!!!!! he is a disgrace and got paid like its ok to do this and have children scared for life!!!!!

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    WTH? He drowned animals in front of children so he retires and all is good? What is wrong with humanity that they are allowing this to happen. “Rush to judgement” my behind! How do you spin this that makes it OK? And making this about “race” is disgusting. I don’t care what color his skin is, this is inhumane and I would be saying the same about any “human” that did such a thing.

  6. J. Martin says:

    Retired? With a pension? This ugly fat fuck .. needs to be in jail. With any luck .. someone will take the time to gun this POS down. Now “THAT” would be justice!!!!

  7. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Good riddance but he should be prosecuted just the same as anybody else that has abused and killed animals! What gives him an exemption?

  8. susispot says:

    His pension may be impacted??? Well then, he should have reconsidered murdering innocent wildlife in front of a classroom full of witnesses, some made to help. Cruelty is cruelty no matter your color. What a cope out.

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    “Rush to judgement’ my ass, this piss poor example of a man, much less a human being who decided these animals were ‘nuisance animals’ was his own judge, jury and executioner’ – the only nuisance here was Dewie Brewton. His actions, cruel and inhumane as they were – only shows his total lack of humanity towards other species – and he was teaching children it is OK to treat animals like disposable objects. I am pretty sure no criminal charges will be filed against him – I have no faith in the so called ‘justice system’ when it comes to animal abuse. Brewton will go on – get his pension and maybe if there is some justice for his cruelty – get a fatal encounter with an 18 wheeler – was goes around comes around and he deserves no mercy.

  10. Dino's mom says:

    Rush to judgement??? Ridiculous. Why does some African American organization always try to throw in the race card? If the teacher were Asian or Caucasian would some similar organization jump in like that? I highly doubt it. Just disgusting.

  11. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    Why was he on paid administrative leave and then allowed to retire??? He should have been fired on the spot and thrown in Prison.

  12. Ilona Brost says:

    MANY years of teaching… Can you imagine how many kids went through his lessons? The lessons of “if something is on your way you can just drown it, let me show you how”? And then we wonder why high school kids take guns to school and shoot those they don’t like.

  13. Red says:

    PLEASE throw this butt head in jail, fine him SEVERLY and remove his pension…… he deserves nothing…. and how in the hell can the LOAAC say this was a RUSH to judgement!??!!? What in the hell could he give as a decent reason for DROWNNG animals in front of a class??? There is not one single reason he could give to torturously murder animals…. Please explain LOAAC….what reason do YOU THINK he had that was OK? Geez louise!! What a wonderful group you must be!

  14. PAMELA D says:

    This fat ugly bastard needs someone to drown him. He is useless and if he didn’t retire somebody probably would have killed this Motherf&^ker.

  15. Nadya Anne Wall-Rossi says:

    Fat insolent smirking SWINE! I could sock him into the middle of next month! Lets do the same thing to the administration & school board. Do you mean to say that this big fat POS will live on a nice big fat pension? OUTRAGEOUS!


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