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Quitman ISD students to be charged for alleged mistreatment of raccoon

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 1:07pm

Quitman — Wood County officials tell KETK they're investigating reports of alleged mistreatment of an animal at Quitman High School.

Game Warden Kurt Kelly says students are accused of picking up an injured raccoon from the roadside and bringing it to the high school. Once there, they mistreated the raccoon.

Charges will be filed against those involved by the Wood County District Attorney's Office.

Quitman ISD released the following statement in regard to today's incident:

The district is currently investigating reports of an incident involving our students. Since students are involved, I am not at liberty to release any information pertaining to our investigation, but we do have the appropriate authorities assisting us in our investigation. Quitman ISD tries to instill respect for all living things through our classes taught in our vocational agriculture department as well as the general curriculum. The district will respond immediately to any reports of disrespect to people, animals, or property on our campus.

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