CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Police are investigating the killing of two goats and a sheep at the school district's agricultural barns.
District spokeswoman Lorette Winters said a parent found the dead goats Thursday morning. The badly injured sheep died later that day.
At least one of the animals had been shot, she said. The animals were Future Farmers of America projects.
"We intend to seek the fullest punishment possible," Winters said. "We feel very sorry for the families who lost an animal and our hearts go out to them. ... It is very heart wrenching."
Capt. Robert Bridge of the Corpus Christi police said the animals were being examined for clues.
Cruelty to animals is a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of $10,000, Bridge said.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.