Target: Principal of Coffee County Central High School, Joey Vaughn
Goal: Expel student who killed a bobcat to scare a rival high school
A 16-year-old student from Coffee County Central High School in Tennessee killed a bobcat to scare a rival school. The cat’s corpse was hung from a goal post, where a group of unsuspecting students discovered it and reported the incident to a teacher. The student is possibly up for expulsion for heinously killing the cat and acting in an unsportsmanlike manner. Tell Principal Joey Vaughn to expel this student from the district, as this killer obviously doesn’t care for the lives of wildlife, nor does he care for the mental health of his fellow students.
The teenager faces charges for killing the bobcat out of season, and if convicted, will have to pay a $50 fine and court costs. It is still unclear whether the suspect will be expelled, but the killer was reportedly responsible for hanging the cat up the goal post. The teenager had done it to scare the rival school, the Tullahoma High School Wildcats, during their next football game.
The so-called prank has caused outrage among parents, students, and faculty. Tullahoma City Schools Director Dan Lawson stated that while schools fiercely compete with one another, there is no justification to kill an innocent animal to show school spirit. Tell Principal Joey Vaughn to expel the student responsible for the murder of the bobcat, as this is animal cruelty and should not be tolerated by any school.
Dear Principal Joey Vaughn,
Recently one of your students was involved in a demented school prank that resulted in the killing of a bobcat and the hanging of its corpse on the goal post of a rival high school. This image is no doubt graphic for the students who witnessed this incident and is horrifying for the rest of the school. I realize that this student is up for expulsion, and I encourage you to commit to this action.
Serial killers have been known to mutilate and kill animals before moving on to humans. I request that this student receive a psychological evaluation, as this killer overstepped their moral boundaries. It is cruel and demented to kill an animal to show school spirit, and worse if it is meant to scare students from performing well in athletics. Parents and students have a right to be concerned about the well-being of this student. I ask that you expel this culprit immediately for the safety of all on campus.
[Your Name Here]
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