Teacher accused of feeding puppy to snapping turtle found not guilty of animal cruelty (1-4-19)

PRESTON, Idaho (KCCI) —

An eastern Idaho middle school teacher accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle was acquitted Friday, the Idaho State Journal reported.

Robert Crosland, a biology teacher at Preston Junior High School, had been charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty after investigators said he dropped a sick puppy into an aquarium. A snapping turtle then ate the animal.

Crosland testified during the two-day trial that he thought he was doing the right thing. Students who witnessed the incident and Crosland’s colleagues testified during the trial.

Offender ID: 100190

Incident ID: 200166

Read More here: https://www.kcci.com/article/teacher-accused-of-feeding-puppy-to-snapping-turtle-found-not-guilty-of-animal-cruelty/25753900

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