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Teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle is set for trial


January 2, 2019

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho biology teacher accused of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students will go on trial beginning Thursday.

Preston Junior High School teacher Robert Crosland was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty in June after the allegations surfaced in March, the Idaho State Journal reported .

He has pleaded not guilty and will face a two-day jury trial at the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston, a rural community of about 5,300 people where the 2004 movie "Napoleon Dynamite" was set. If convicted, Crosland faces up to six months in...

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