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An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.
Preston Junior High School science teacher Robert Crosland was charged Friday.
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He faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted.
Superintendent for Preston schools, Marc Gee, told the Idaho Statesman that he heard about the charges and still reviewing the situation.
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'Once we have seen the details, we will release a statement for the district,' he said.
The school is in rural Preston, where the 2004 teen cult classic film 'Napoleon Dynamite' was set.
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The Idaho attorney general's office handled the investigation after Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson cited a conflict of interest. Several parents came forward to say Crosland fed the puppy to the turtle on March 7 after school.
Several weeks later, state officials seized the turtle and euthanized it as...
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