OCALA, Fla. — May 16, 2018, 10:41 AM ET

School investigates report that teacher drowned raccoons

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An agriculture teacher at a Florida high school has been removed from the classroom as school officials investigate whether he drowned raccoons in front of students.

The Ocala Star Banner reports that Forest High School teacher Dewie Brewton was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into whether he drowned "nuisance animals" in class.

A school district spokesman says the district had received statements from witnesses that multiple animals were drowned in front of students because the animals were a nuisance to the agriculture program at the school.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also is investigating to see whether any laws were broken.

According to the school's website, Brewton has been the school's agriculture-education adviser since 2006.

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  • ChallyFever

    Racoons are cute, until you have to get rid of em for the diseases they carry. Then they arent to nice to you.

    Go ahead leftists, go give a racoon a hug

  • SpeakingForThoseWithBrains

    What the teacher did was inhumane and inappropriate. One can only hope that he would get to go out in the same way when his time comes-- frantically gasping for air as a bunch of people push him under water.

  • THEFred

    When I was a kid, we had teachers who would have drowned students in front of raccoons!

  • jason deaver

    Haha these farmer kids have seen way worse than that by the age of 6

  • CantStoptheSignal

    This person shouldn't teach... clearly a psychopath.

  • bibleexpert

    Now we know where Guantanamo for animals is located.

  • SamuraiSamara 69

    I've lived in the cities all my life but I dream of buying a house out in the country with a barn next to it. What kind of nuisances should I expect? If it turns out to be too much I'd rather rent a studio apartment in NYC.

  • PhatDevil

    I called the city to come get a family of them living under my shed. The city said I would have to call a professional to come and extract them. I called a professional and it was gonna cost me around $300.... Guess what: I never called a professional and they "mysteriously" aren't there anymore.

  • JimBo

    We used to drown them in the lake from the end of the dock while they were still in the trap. It saves bullets and is easier to clean up afterwards.

  • AwfHand

    Nuisance animals... You don't do this stuff in front of anybody. Good grief.
    You "relocate" them and then shut the #$%^ up about it.