State: Hey--That's Not "Minnesota Nice"!
This just in, from the Associated Press:
Minn. principal who shot kittens resigns
2 hours, 29 minutes ago
INDUS, Minn. - A 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 K-12 Indus school, 40 miles west of International Falls, said he shot the kittens to spare them from starving to death after their mother was killed in an animal trap.
Pilloud said the shooting, which occurred on school grounds, endangered no one.
"I have bred cats, and I currently own two myself," he wrote Friday in an e-mail to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I am not a cat hater. I did not want the animals to suffer."
The incident happened Sept. 21, and several students still on the grounds for after-school activities heard the shots.
The district put Pilloud on administrative leave after the incident. Flynn said Pilloud agreed to an undisclosed settlement and resigned.
It doesn't say what kind of gun he used. Twelve-gauge? .22? AK-47? (Article doesn't say how many shots the kids heard; it could have been two short bursts.)
This guy doesn't live in the 6th district. But if he did, how do you think he would vote in the next election? Wetterling, or Bachmann?
I think this guy could go either way.
The "he'd vote for Wetterling" argument: He was a prinicipal at a public school, and everyone knows Bachmann hates public schools. I think it's a public school, from what I could gather from their web page. (They're serving grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch this coming Monday--but Tuesday, it's a chicken drumstick and potato rounds!) Anyway--Bachmann's taking more than fifty grand from an organization that is pledged to ending all public funding for public schools in the United States. This guy would understand that if Bachmann gets elected--his job's eliminated; he's shot his last kitten.
The "he'd vote for Bachmann" argument: He's an elementary school principal who keeps a gun in his office in case of kittens. Say no more; Bachmann's voting record shows she a big fan of guns. The NRA is very hot for her.
Maybe he had a really bad day. The school super comes in and says, "Hey, Prinicipal Pilloud, one of them little SOBs set off another M-80 in the Boy's Room toilet again, and you gotta tell them girls not to flush them sanitary napkins or we're lookin' at new plumbin' for the whole durn' school and the state cut the budget for that, yuh know. And, oh, yeah, there's a couple a cute little kittens out back behind the parkin' lot out there, ya want me to put 'em in a cardboard box and take 'em up to the animal shelter, or--HEY! What are ya doin' with THAT? Hey, watch where your pointin' that, Principal, where are ya goin'--(BANG! BANG!) Oh, Jeez. Oh, Jeez. This one's still breathin', I could run 'er up to the vet, if ya--(BANG! BANG!) Oh, Jeez"