Police Investigate Florida Teacher Making Students Drown Trash Pandas

A Forest High School agricultural science teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Ocala, FL – Multiple agencies have opened an investigation into a Forest High School agricultural science teacher, after video footage surfaced that showed the teacher drowning two raccoons and an opossum while his students watched and assisted.

Dewie Brewton, who has worked for the Marion County Public Schools District since 2006, was placed on paid leave on Tuesday, “pending the outcome of a district investigation,” the Ocala Star Banner reported.

The video was secretly recorded by one of the students who witnessed the drownings during his sixth period class on Monday, WKMG reported.

He alleged that Brewton told the class that anyone who took pictures or tried to video the incident “would be given a referral,” the high school freshman’s mother told the news outlet.

“He knew when it was happening that it was wrong,” the woman said of her son. “So he...stood behind people, hiding, taking pictures and video.”

The killings took place after the teacher discovered that the raccoons had been killing chickens the class was raising in a shed behind the school, WFTV reported.

He responded by capturing two raccoons in live traps, then had the students assist him by lifting the caged animals into garbage bins filled with water.

"When the raccoons tried to come up for air, they had metal rods and they held them down with metal rods, and when the raccoon would try to pop its head up they held water hoses in its face to drown it," the teen’s mother told WKMG.

The opossum was simply killed “for sport,” she said.

The student told WFTV that it took “several minutes” for the animals to drown.

"They finally took the cage out of the water, and they trapped it into another smaller cage, where the top of the cage would go down into the water," the student explained. "And that's how they killed the second one."

“While law enforcement tells us the teacher may not have done anything illegal, his actions before students are certainly questionable,” the Marion County School Board said in a statement, according to WKMG.

“I don't think that's the way to treat any animal,” the boy’s mother told asserted. “Whether it is a raccoon or [another animal] you just don't torture an animal and kill it like that. They should have trapped the animal and had somebody take them and relocate the animals."

On Tuesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they were investigating the incident to determine the legality of the killings, the Ocala Star Banner reported.

The findings will be forwarded to the state attorney’s office, who will ultimately decide whether or not criminal charges are warranted, WKMG reported.

Comments (34)
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TheDude
TheDude

Seriously? This teacher sounds like a prelude to a serial killer

Marxest
Marxest

I have to tip my hat to this white man. He's probably a good upstanding citizen and possible serial killer who wants to mentor the next generation of serial killers. I wouldn't be surprised if his house contains a collection of corpse of people that he raped and murdered. These serial killers (exclusively white males) always have huge body accounts and crimes they've committed. Glad he's under investigation. Who knows what other monsters irk in that place.

Rving
Rving

If someone is abusing an animal, they are likely abusing humans...the two need to be linked...She should be in jail!

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

I volunteer to give this virus a blowtorch pedicure.

JBo
JBo

This is why I have more regard for animals than some humans.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I don't even need to see him to picture him. Check his hard drive. I bet money he's into snuff films or children.

Good on the student for breaking this devil's rules and filming it.

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

Really? They don't have animal cruelty laws in Florida?

DocRyder
DocRyder

It appears BLM is censuring comments again... Let's try this again and see for sure.

Had the teacher chosen a humane method of dispatching the raccoons there would be no problem, as far as that goes. Killing an opossum is completely uncalled for. They are harmless and actually quite beneficial. As for the ‘coons, once they find an easy catch like penned chickens they won’t stop. It’s perfectly legal to eliminate nuisance animals.

I find drowning to be a rather inhumane method, especially done improperly as related here. It is in common practice however. Many city animal impounds use it as do many of those in the business of removing nuisance animals. It should be done expeditiously though.

The comments referring to “serial killers”, “snuff films” and the like are, of course, ludicrous. Those comments might be appropriate for one who tortures animals for fun, one who derives pleasure from it but I see none of that here. Just a bunch of overly reactive and hyperbolic individuals. The commenters who advocate torture of this teacher… now those bear watching. They are indeed likely to commit a violent crime.

Since there was no reason to kill the ‘possum this teacher does deserve at least a citation and likely a stiff fine. They are fur bearing and thus protected.

Mrs10
Mrs10

The reference to serial killers is based on very long case history and data which show that people who kill animals with cruelty and/or without specific intent to control nuisance populations (or hunt) are statistically more likely to also display the traits common to serial killers. In this case it was the apparent cruelty in the act and the fact which you pointed out of the unnecessary killing of the opossum that led to these observations.

Mrs10
Mrs10

Am I the only one disturbed by the fact that ONLY this student stood up to this awful scene? And then he videoed it (at great personal risk) but did not (at least from the story) try to actually STOP what was happening. Disturbing on many fronts.

John-Brown
John-Brown

This is a sadistic asshole that deserves to lose his job at the very least. I agree with @JBo. I didn't even watch the video.

gfc1963
gfc1963

He should be sacked and put in jail. Those poor raccoons died a horrible death.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Highest_Retard is wrong again! Say it ain't so? Like I said, I didn't watch the video, but now it comes out that the teacher is a negro. I guess the Retard's race radar is broken. And lest we forget our resident idiot, Marxshit.

pixiepup
pixiepup

This is not normal behavior on so many levels! So this is where an educator teaches his students to seek revenge and torture on animals. He didn’t want anyone to film it , why? Because he knew it was wrong and threatened his students! He may or may not have broke any laws, but this is sick behavior. Anyone who enjoys doing this and having others watch has got major problems!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Why did you bring up race?

John-Brown
John-Brown

Because you did, Retard. You thought he was white. You only call white people "devils", and you liked Marxshit's comment about the white man. You can't hide your prejudices. Don't start lying again. But you will. Go ahead..........

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Wouldnt i have said "white devil?" you're being really paranoid right now, relax. I told you i wasn't going to whoop your ass anymore once i saw how worried you got.

John-Brown
John-Brown

You've never whooped my ass and never will, pussy. When are you coming to town? I know you hoped I had forgotten your schoolyard threats and hoping everyone else would too. I haven't. Stolen valor, pussy.

HDLady1t
HDLady1t

What a horrible example for students. Someone/something annoys you? Just kill it. Guess this jerk never heard of the powdered stuff you can put around to deter animals.... There is NO Reason to kill wildlife unless someone's life is in danger. How about trying to do the right thing & trap and relocate?

DocRyder
DocRyder

Arguing with that idiot is like arguing with a fence post except you'll make more headway with the post. He is a dedicated troll who delights in being obtuse and irritating people. If the sun is high over head and you say day, he'll say midnight just to piss you off. Best just to ignore the fool completely.

EddieK
EddieK

Eddie K.

Florida law prohibits the relocation of nuisance animals. It is legal to kill nuisance animals. Killing a nuisance animal on school grounds might be difficult without a gun to dispatch the animal in a quick and humane way. There is a conundrum with what to do with these nuisance animals.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
😂 Spineless, you lost the right to call anyone, especially me, a pussy. There is absolutely no push behind your insults.

And if you're curious, I'll be back in Maryland for Memorial Day weekend. I'm sure you'll be having fun in your church parking lot though. Telling stories about how you were ready to whoop my ass all by yourself!

John-Brown
John-Brown

I can call anyone a pussy, but actually I don't. I only call you a pussy, pussy.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John-Brown
Thats right, little guy! Show all those that doubt your toughness who's the boss!

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn taking a trip to Maryland.....that's great. Well here's hoping that the plane goes down...everyone survives but you....thoughts and prayers.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Dont pray for me, that's useless. If you want to be helpful, make me a sandwich or something.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn LOL I wasn't praying for you fool.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301
Figures. You follow your religion about as well as most Christians.