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Teacher buries several cats alive in front of his students at school

By Mason White 3:28 PM April 21, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A teacher was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly burying several cats on school grounds in front of his students, police in Japan said.

Chiba Police said that the teacher buried five newborn cats, four of which were still alive.

The incident unfolded at the Yakuendai High School.

According to the police investigation, the 36-year-old teacher asked three students in his class to help him dig a grave for the cats.

The incident came to light after one of the student’s parents contact the school principal. The teacher told police that he had found the stray cats on school grounds and they appeared to be near death.

The teacher said that he felt a deep sense of regret and remorse for having acted in that way. The principal apologized, saying that he is very sorry that one of the teachers acted in such a manner.