Man mails dead skunks and raccoons to new teacher at school because he did not get the position


Travis Tarrants 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of stalking after allegedly mailing dead animals to a teacher who was hired instead of the suspect, according to police in Indiana.

French Lick police said that they have arrested 40-year-old Travis Tarrants, after being accused of harassing the new teacher and his fiancee.

Tarrants was charged with stalking, intimidation and criminal mischief. According to the police investigation, Tarrants applied for a teaching job at the Springs Valley School Corporation.

His application was rejected, and school officials hired another man. Tarrants immediately began harassing the new teacher and his fiancee.

He mailed the couple multiple dead animals, including skunks and raccoons. Tarrants then sent multiple letters to the school, claiming that the new teacher was having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

He then left a voicemail on the couple’s phone, threatening to kill the fiancee and her baby.

Tarrants is also accused of calling the Department of Child Services, claiming that the teacher was having sex with a 15-year-old girl and was abusing his fiancee's daughter.