A BRUTAL ACT OF VANDALISM HAS SCHOOL LEADERS IN RICHLAND
CENTER ASKING - WHY?
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SOMEONE BROKE INTO SHEDS USED BY STUDENTS TO RAISE
YOUNG PHEASANTS AND KILLED MANY OF THE BIRDS.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER IS BACK FROM RICHLAND
CENTER WITH MORE.
DAVE - THE KILLING OF THESE BIRDS TAKES VANDALISM
TO A WHOLE NEW PLACE.
IT DOES - AND THAT IS WHAT HAS OFFICIALS THERE CONCERNED.
OFFICIALS AT THE SCHOOL FIRST DISCOVERED SOME VANDALISM
NEAR THE FOOTBALL FIELD AS SOME EQUIPMENT WAS DAMAGED.
BUT THAT WAS MINOR COMPARED TO THE RAMPAGE THAT OCCURED
IN THE PHEASANT RAISING SHEDS.
the ffa department , the ag department takes a lot
of pride in this.
FOR 16 YEARS THESE BIRDS IN THE PHEASANT RAISING PROJECT
AT RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL HAVE BEEN TEACHING STUDENTS
LESSONS THEY CAN'T LEARN IN A BOOK
those are the best kinds of projects there are, the
kind where we're not reading something we're actually
NOW THERE IS A DIFFERENT LESSON TO BE LEARNED HERE.
well you would have opened this up and there would
have been lots and lots of birds in here.
we just have a handful left.
THAT'S BECAUSE WHEN THE AG TEACHER AT THE SCHOOL CAME
TO CHECK ON THE BIRDS HE FOUND THE DOOR TO THE SHED
HAD BEEN TORN FROM THE HINGES.
A SECOND SHED HAD ALSO BEEN BROKEN INTO AND THE WALLS
AND INSIDE BOTH OF THE SHEDS - WERE 50 YOUNG BIRDS
THAT HAD BEEN KILLED.
i don't understand it.
i don't know what drives a person to do something
yeah, absolutely it goes to another place.
i think we have the same question everybody has...why?
what's the purpose of this?
A FEW OF THE BIRDS THAT SURVIVED THE ATTACK REMAIN
IN THE ENCLOSURE WHILE OTHER MANAGED TO ESCAPE.
FOR THE STUDENTS WHO RAISED THESE BIRDS FROM THE DAY
THEY WERE HATCHED - THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE REALITY
oh they already know.
the five to ten that are working on this project already
know that this has happened and they are furiious
they especially are asking the same question everybody's
WHILE POLICE TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO DID THIS - SCHOOL
OFFICIALS HAVE ALREADY DECIDED THIS PROGRAM WILL GO
we're going to continue here with whatever birds we
THEY WILL CONTINUE A PROGRAM THAT FOR SO LONG HAS
TAUGHT STUDENTS WHAT YOU CAN'T LEARN IN A BOOK.
IT IS NOW TEACHING THEM A DIFFERENT LESSON.
THAT SOMETIMES THE QUESTION IS EASIER TO FIND THAN
what did this wildlife do to anybody around here to
deserve something like this.
WHILE THE SCHOOL WORKS TO PUT THEIR PHEASANT RAISING
PROGRAM BACK TOGETHER AGAIN - POLICE ARE WORKING TO
FIND THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE.
THEY ARE ASKING ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS
TO CALL THE RICHLAND CENTER POLICE OR CRIME STOPPERS
AND ERIC AND MICHELLE - CALLERS TO CRIME STOPPERS
CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH
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