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Animal cruelty case against McGavock High teacher moves forward

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 17:25:21-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The case against a McGavock High School teacher accused of animal cruelty has been sent to the grand jury.

In November, teacher Jeassie Lumpkins was charged with animal cruelty following the death of an emu at the school. She was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Lumpkins, was also cited in March after Metro Animal Care and Control received several complaints about the school's biology and farm care program. Four alpacas died in late January. Officials say students were improperly feeding the animals, specifically the alpacas.

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