Idaho Attorney General Gets the Preston Turtle Case
The Idaho General's Office will now be in charge of investigating whether a Preston Idaho, Middle School teacher fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle. The Associated Press and KTVB are reporting that a document obtained by the AP states that Robert Crosland is the teacher being investigated. Published reports say that the Franklin County Prosecutor Vic Pearson sent asked the AG to handle the case due to a conflict of interest.
The turtle was destroyed by the state after it was removed. This case has gained international attention to the small Idaho town. Both supporters and nonsupporters have launched dueling online petitions. One asking for support of Crosland, while the other seeks his removal.
Robert Crosland is a science teacher at Preston Middle School. Mr. Crosland has been described as one of the most popular teachers in Preston by his supporters. You can read more on the case thanks to our friends at EastIdahoNews, plus read the letter to the Attorney General here.