Video shows teacher drowning animals in front of class

Florida high school teacher under investigation after shocking video emerges of him drowning wild raccoons in a large bin in front of his students during class

Florida high school teacher under investigation after shocking video emerges of him drowning wild raccoons in a large bin in front of his students during class

Some students even helped the teacher to punish the animals, the rest just watched, but nobody tried to prevent the execution.

The video, which shows cages submerged in trash cans filled with water and student participation, resulted in Dewie Brewton's leave on Tuesday. Students and staff reportedly raise chickens and other livestock that live in a shed on school grounds.

Pictures and video taken by the student show a raccoon in a metal trap, which the teacher and students lifted into a garbage bin while it filled up with hose water, WKMG reported.

The mother said Brewton, who has worked at the school since 2006, "pinned" the raccoons and caught them in cages before he "had the children drown" them. It made me sick to my stomach. "It's bad. It still does make me sick to my stomach", she said, according to Channel9.

One of the raccoons was said to have eaten one of the chickens being raised by the class.

A Florida teacher has been removed from the classroom after he drowned "nuisance animals" that had interfered in his agriculture class, Ocala.com reports.

"That one's, like, super, super small", one girl in the video says of the animals. "He could have had somebody come and relocate the animals".

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) responded to the incident in a statement saying that they are "looking into an incident that occurred at Forest High School in Marion County involving a raccoon".

The incident is alleged to have happened at the same high school where a student was left wounded in a shooting last month.

The teacher is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The FFWCC will present its findings to the state attorney's office, which will then determine whether Brewton will face criminal charges. He has always gone above and beyond his call of duty to ensure that his students had everything they needed'.

Another said this is what farmers do when their animals are threatened by predators.

"He has spent late nights, weekends and has provided around the clock support for his club and for his school", a post on the Forest High School FFA Alumni page reads. "The media is going to make this situation escalate to lengths that are unnecessary and we must stand together and focus on the facts".

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