Monday, October 16, 2006

Minnesota Principal Resigns Over Kitten Mercy Killing

A Minnesota school principal has resigned and could face felony firearm charges after he shot and killed two orphaned kittens on school property last month. Wade Pilloud, who resigned as principal of the Indus school, says he shot the kittens to spare them from starving to death after their mother was killed in an animal trap.In an e-mail to the reporters, he says he is not a cat hater. He says he did not want the animals to suffer. Pilloud says the shooting, which occurred on school grounds, endangered no one. Several students on the grounds for after-school activities heard the shots. An attorney for the school district, which is 40 miles west of International Falls, says some parents were concerned about the safety of their children.