Dakota L./Wikipedia (CC3)

Science teacher allegedly fed a puppy to a turtle

According to a report in East Idaho News, Robert Crosland, a science teacher at Preston Junior High School fed a puppy to a snapping turtle while students watched. Preston School District 201 Superintendent Marc Gee says that the incident was not part of any "school-directed program" and happened after class.

There is some confusion regarding what state the puppy was in when it was fed to the turtle. Local animal activist Jill Parrish told reporters the dog was alive and screaming, while a written report states it is “unclear if the dog was alive or dead when Crosland fed it to the turtle.” Additionally, Parrish told Fox 13 the puppy was deformed.

Local police were contacted, but no charges have been filed and Crosland has not been placed on leave from his job. A Franklin County Sheriff told Fox 13: “We’re investigating the facts and turning it over to the prosecutor, he’s the one who will determine if the law has been broken.”

Former students of Crosland commented that he had fed guinea pigs to “snakes and turtles during classroom demonstrations” in the past. “He is a cool teacher who really brought science to life,” a former student said.

Freedomboy18/Wikipedia (CC4)

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns in disgrace amid vote-buying scandal

On Wednesday, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru resigned after just 19 months of his 5-year term after undercover videos show​... Read more

jdlasica/Flickr (CC2)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says bitcoin will be 'world's single currency' within a decade

CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey told a reporter for The Times recently that bitcoin is set to become the sole currency of the planet, an​... Read more

Simon Kohli/Shutterstock

LGBT health info quietly removed from US Dept. of Health and Human Services website

A watchdog group has found that the US Department of Health and Human Services has quietly scrubbed a heavily trafficked website it​... Read more

Wit Olszewski/Shutterstock

Cryptocurrency gold rush leads to shortage of PC gaming cards

Over the past year, the price of bitcoin has risen over 730 percent, and some cryptocurrencies have shown even stronger performance​... Read more


Instagram will let users link to hashtags and other accounts from their profile

Instagram's new feature will allow users to expand their profile beyond their bio and website link. Users will now be able to add l​... Read more

Lagarto Film/Shutterstock

Kaspersky cybersecurity report burned US anti-terror cyber operation

In a March 9 report, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs presented "Slingshot", a large state-backed cyber-operation which for 6 year​... Read more

JeepersMedia/Flickr (CC2)

Toys 'R' Us is going out of business, but will go out with a massive sale across the US

After filing for bankruptcy last year, the massive toy store has filed for liquidation last week. What that technically means is th​... Read more