TEACHER ORDERS STUDENT to KILL HOMELESS CAT!
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Subject: Teacher Gives Order: Kill Homeless Cat So Student Snaps Cat'sNeck !
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Comments Needed: Idaho Teacher Allegedly Orders Students To Kill Homeless Cat
*SOURCE: "Marsh Valley teacher accused of ordering cat's death," By Courtney Cobb - Journal Writer,
Cat Controversy Comes To A Close,"By Hailie Brook, KIDK TV Newswatch 3
(Full article included below.); Additional information found at:
*BACKGROUND: Bannock County (Idaho) Prosecutors have decided not to charge a teacher or his students with animal cruelty.
On January 16, 2004, agricultural sciences teacher Gordon Gillman at Marsh Valley High School allegedly told students to kill a homeless cat who had been running loose in his classroom.
The cat had destroyed a student's project and then, while being chased, ran into a wall and knocked himself/herself unconscious.
One student stepped on the cat's neck, allegedly killing the cat instantly. The homeless cat had lived in a hole in the wall of the agricultural sciences classroom for several weeks before the incident.
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Principal Gary Yearsley
Marsh Valley High School
12655 S Old Highway 91
Arimo, ID 83214-9998
PHONE........ (208) 254-3711
FAX.............. (208) 254-9230
Marsh Valley Superintendent Gregory Cox
Marsh Valley Joint School District #21
40 School Street
Arimo, Idaho 83214
EMAIL..... gcox @ marshnet.sd21.k12.id.us (remove spaces)
Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney
P.O. Box P
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
PHONE............ (208) 236-7280
FAX................. (208) 236-7288
January 28, 2004
Cat Controversy Comes To A Close
By Hailie Brook
KIDK TV Newswatch 3
(reprinted for educational purposes only)
POCATELLO - Bannock County
Prosecutors make a decision Wednesday regarding the cat-killing controversy at Marsh Valley High School.
After a full investigation by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office, Prosecutors have decided not to charge a teacher or his students with animal cruelty.
The stray cat had been living at the school for weeks.
According to the Sheriff, it had bitten at least one student.
The shop teacher at the school allegedly told students to kill the cat after it had run into a wall.
One student stepped on it's neck, killing it instantly.
Prosecutors say the evidence gathered does not indicate maliciousbehavior.
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