Plymouth school's chickens are stolen and slaughtered
CHICKENS were stolen from a school and killed.
Teachers at Brook Green Centre for Learning are breaking the horrific news to pupils this morning.
The dead chickens were discovered just before 5pm on Saturday and police called in.
Police say the culprits broke into the school grounds – which have CCTV cameras – and removed a number of chickens from their coup.
Three youths were arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary cruelty to animals and theft in connection with the incident at the Whitleigh school.
All three have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
But police are refusing to reveal any more details about the accused, including their ages, or how the chickens were killed.
Locals have been left stunned at the news and say the school has been targeted by vandals in the past. Resident Mavis Horswell said: "I can't believe it. It's unbelievable and so sad. They obviously look after the chickens so I expect they'll miss them."
Kerrie Weir said: "We didn't hear anything but we saw the police here. That's really sad. We usually hear everything that goes on."
Tracey Campbell added: "It's disgusting really. How sad. The school is often broken into and vandalised." Brook Green Centre for Learning educates children aged 11-16.