puppy investigation

Teacher charged after reports of puppy fed to turtle

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) - An eastern 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 in Franklin County Court. He faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted.The Idaho attorney general's office handled the investigation after Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson cited a conflict of interest.

Idaho investigates claims that teacher fed puppy to turtle

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho attorney general's office says it's investigating an alleged animal cruelty case amid claims that a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students after school.A document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday following a public records request names Robert Crosland as the teacher.The document says Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson cited a conflict of interest in requesting the attorney general's help Friday.