While this saying has become cliched — and at only 25-years-old, really shouldn’t apply to me — but high school is just not how it was in my day. I graduated high school in 2011, and honestly, I’m glad I got out when I did.
Between ever-evolving social media and mass school shootings and weed vape pens and multiple gendered bathrooms and all the other craziness that happens in American high schools these days (that said, having Uber back then would have been clutcchhhh), it can be kind of hard to surprise me when it comes to the latest high school-related news.
But a Florida (of course) student breaking into a school in the middle of the night to bite the head off of a live chicken definitely qualifies as surprising.
A University High School student has been charged with animal cruelty and trespassing after deputies say he sneaked onto school property and bit the head off of a live chicken that was on campus for a school event, deputies said.
Deputies said the incident happened Saturday night, when the student trespassed onto campus at 11 p.m. Saturday and entered the chicken coop. The chickens were on campus for a “Farm to Table” event held earlier that day, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s department.
When a teacher arrived to campus Monday, she discovered a headless chicken in the parking lot, deputies said. The chicken’s head was later found inside the chicken coop, according to the post.
But how did this clearly not vegan student get caught? Security cameras you’re assuming, right?
The kid got caught how most high school kids get caught doing things: by bragging about it to other people! The SRO at University High School heard the school’s students bragging about a student biting the head off the chicken and the officer identified the student as a 17-year-old boy.
The teenager was arrested on a felony animal cruelty charge and trespassing and was released to his mother on Tuesday, April 3. Gotta imagine Mom needs to be a little concerned about her son after that one.