An agriculture teacher at a Florida high school is accused of drowning raccoons in front of students.
Forest High School teacher Dewie Brewton was placed on administrative leave and removed from the classroom pending the outcome of an investigation into whether he drowned "nuisance animals" in class.
School district officials say they received statements from witnesses that multiple animals were drowned in front of students because the animals were a nuisance to the agriculture program at the school.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also is investigating to see whether any laws were broken.
A school website says Brewton has been the school's agriculture-education adviser since 2006.