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Idaho teacher under investigation for 'regrettable circumstances' involving 'biological specimens'

PRESTON, Idaho (News4Utah)- A  teacher at Preston Jr. High is under investigation after the school district says they were made aware of a "regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens" at the school.

According to reports from EastIdahoNews.com, that teacher is accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle. 

"This is not a situation that is easy, nor do we feel it is a measure that can be taken lightly. As such we ask for patience while appropriate measures are determined and carried out," Marc Gee, Preston School District 201 Superintendent said in a news release.

The school district did not immediately confirm the report, but did say students had been dismissed at the time of the incident.

"While the district certainly does not condone individual actions that may violate district policy or reasonable expectations of behavior, we hope that any errors in judgment made by a teacher in this instance will not cause us to forget the years of care, effort, and passion the teacher has given to students in Preston School District," the release said.

School district officials say additional details will not be shared at this time.



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