Teacher accused of feeding live puppy to turtle in front of students

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Science teacher Robert Crosland allegedly fed a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students.  (Preston School District)

PRESTON, Idaho (FOX NEWS) - An Idaho middle school science teacher who reportedly fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students remained the subject of a police investigation Tuesday.

The reported incident in Robert Crosland’s classroom allegedly happened after school hours on March 7 at Preston Junior High School, located roughly 300 miles east of Boise.

“Preston School District was made aware of a regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens at Preston Jr. High,” the district said in a statement. “We emphasize that at no time was the safety of students or staff compromised.”

Police told FOX13 the dog was alive when it allegedly was presented as a meal for the turtle.