The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and The Marion County School District have been reportedly investigating the incident while the latter said in a statement: "Marion County Public Schools is appalled at the actions of an agri-science teacher accused of killing nuisance animals in front of students earlier this week".
"It made me sick".
In the interview with the WKMG, the mother said the incident made her "sick to my stomach". "It's bad. It still does make me sick to my stomach", she said, according to Channel9.
What did the raccoon do to deserve such terrible treatment?
But the incident had left many students in a complete nightmare as the raccoons were put inside cages and then forcibly submerged in a large trash can of water.
Moreover, it seemed the helpless creature was fighting for its life as in the video only a raccoon's snout could be seen sticking out from the surface of the water.
In the disturbing video, embedded below, the students help kill the animals. "That one probably didn't do anything".
One of the students showed the video to local journalists, which shows nightmarish for children the situation. I think that everyone makes mistakes on a daily basis and he should not be fired because of one mistake out of the 12 Year's he has worked at forest.
An employee at the high school captured two raccoons and an opossum that had been suspected of endangering the chickens being raised by the students in the class.
She claims the raccoons were held down with metal rods when they tried to come up for air.
The teacher remains on administrative leave while the investigations continue.
"While law enforcement tells us the teacher may not have done anything illegal, his actions before students are certainly questionable". "The district is determining the status of the teacher at this moment".
A Florida trainer is being investigated after dad and mom mentioned he had college students take part within the drowning of raccoons and chickens in school on Monday.
Dewie Brewton, who has been a teacher at Forest High School since 2006, has majority support from his students who are rallying together in his defense. "Regardless of the investigative outcomes, Superintendent Dr. Heidi Maier is recommending termination".