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Teacher under investigation for feeding puppy to a turtle

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An Idaho science teacher is being investigated for feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students. According to KSL News, the incident took place “after hours” at Preston Junior High School on March 7.

The teacher who is being investigated is Robert Crosland – an educator who has taught at the school “for years.” Since the time of the incident, the school has released a statement about the situation. Preston School District 201 Superintendent Marc Gee stated:

“The event occurred well after students had been dismissed and was not a part of any school-directed program. We emphasize that at no time was the safety of students or staff compromised.”

Gee added,

“A part of any investigation includes determining the best course of action once the facts of the matter have been ascertained. This is not a situation that is easy, nor do we feel it is a measure that can be taken lightly.”

There are claims that the puppy was alive, albeit sick, when it was fed to the turtle…reports of the puppy’s screams being heard outside of the classroom have been made. The teacher at the heart of the investigation is popular with students, who have stated that he has “brought science to life,” for them.

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27 replies
  1. slv says:

    That POS needs to be fired. How in world can feeding a puppy to a turtle ever be ok? Physically the children weren’t in danger but what about emotionally? If I was a kid and saw that I’d have nightmares. Get that creep away from kids!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bunny Peters says:

      You said it!!!!!! Yes, there ARE horrible situations where a predatory animal or bird kills a companion animal (but those are not “every day” type situations)…….

      To deliberately feed a live puppy to a disgusting, terrifying, cruel death is (IMHO) animal abuse per se & this creepy teacher should be fired ASAP!!!!!

      BTW: if my kids were in his class, I would pull them out so fast, the creep’s head would be spinning……..

      There are many effective teaching means to make science “come alive” without animal abuse!!!!!!

      RIP precious little treasure who never got to be a puppy and love and be loved…… I am so sorry all the humans around you failed you so badly…….

      I know you are in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and he will welcome you into his “snuggle buddies club”!!!!!!!!! May you RIP among his loving friends…..

  2. Nadya Rossi says:

    You can tell that POS “teacher” that there is a dog-loving 73 year old grandmother that would like to beat him to death. Depraved sadist! He could have bought some turtle food, but deliberately tortured, murdered and desecrated the body of that sweet, trusting puppy. Fire that putrid sack of pus!

  3. rieann says:

    if that piece of trash fed a puppy to anything he needs to be fired…rot in hell Robert Crosland you wouldnt be teaching any of my kids

  4. yvonne polk says:

    That BASTARD Put your Finger in the Turtle Mouth and Let the Turtle BITE it Clean Off ASS-HOLE. and BURN In HELL to. I Pray you Get FIRED to.

  5. Bunny Peters says:

    I am sorry. Beyond disgusting to do this @ ANY time……..

    I was a science major in college and we did NOT ever feed live dogs and cats to reptiles….. NEVER EVER…….

    There are means to make “science come alive” without harming live companion animals…….

    • Bunny Peters says:

      I cringe whenever I see “free to good home” ads on Craig’slist…..

      I always pray those small dogs and cats don’t end up as bait dogs or snake food…….

      It’s absolutely heartbreaking how awful and callous some individuals can be to defenseless small animals……

      I just know that anyone who is deliberately cruel to others (people and animals) will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty…… Here’s hoping they get there ASAP after suffering in pain, alone, terrified and worst of all, unloved as they die (as they did to others)…….

  6. Mary Ann Clark says:

    He is a monster that should sit in jail for a very long time! I fear he has already influenced a new generation of abusers and serial killers if these children saw nothing wrong and are defending him!

  7. BJ says:

    This just makes me sick! What the hell is wrong with this teacher?! He needs to be fired immediately, and then arrested and charges brought for animal cruelty! If this school does nothing then they are as guilty as this scum low life so called teacher!

  8. Adrienne says:

    Hope when all this comes out that it turns out to be a mouse and not a puppy that he used. If it was a puppy, he needs to be removed from his job and in jail.

  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    Robert Crosland proved he is no teacher, he is an animal abuser and definitely should be fired – I don’t want to hear any idiotic excuse that no student was there and not in any danger – NO, this puppy was the only one in danger from this human maggot. His actions are beyond deplorable, whether the dog was dead or alive makes no difference – he treated a living being like a disposable object – this piss poor example of a ‘teacher’ should be sitting in jail and prosecuted for animal cruelty – if this school allows him to continue, they are as guilty as he is – he should have his license revoked permanently.

  10. maxiemom says:

    Just read an article and YES, his victim was a LIVE PUPPY who had some medical issues (broken legs).


    That he chose to feed a puppy who needed a vet, not to become a meal, to a turtle, only proves that was not the first time he’s done this. How many kittens and other puppies has he fed to his turtle and snakes? We already know he’s fed them LIVE guinea pigs.

    This evil POS isn’t a teacher, but an animal abusing scumbag who should be behind bars. Why wasn’t he stopped before? Why was this allowed to go on? What the hell is wrong with the people in that school district?

    • Bunny Peters says:

      I agree with you. As an almost science teacher, I feel VERY strongly about examples set before kids!!!!!

      Why don’t they feed HIM to a tiger??? Cycle of life, right???

      Seriously, this teacher is setting terrible examples before his students and should be removed (& prosecuted for animal abuse and cruelty)……

  11. Maria says:

    This is completely Unacceptable!!! Why would a teacher feed a puppy to a turtle – in front of kids? What is he teaching them??? My God, that poor puppy!!! This teacher needs to be fired!

  12. Barkley's Mom says:

    With teachers teaching such things to children, no wonder the children of today have no conscience! This sicko shouldn’t be around humans let alone children!b

  13. willie hines says:

    Why wouldnt he help the dog .Why is a teacher raising a full grown snapping turtle in school . watching others suffer I can only think waht he might do to the children if he snaps,FBI should investigate this sick person ,check his yard with cadaver dogs see what they find

  14. Lin says:

    File a/several civil suits against that sick piece of garbage and sue him into poverty and a horrible death. If caught some one doing what he did I’d set them on fire and feed them to the turtle !


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