Police: High school team may have killed animal

Posted at 2:11 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 14:40:59-04

Grosse Ile Police are investigating an alleged animal cruelty incident involving a local high school sports team.

According to the chief, they are investigating whether or not a group of players from the Grosse Ile High School varsity lacrosse team got together before a game and killed a guinea pig.

Right now, police say it is still in an investigatory stage, and did not say how many students were involved. The incident happened on April 30.

7 Action News first reported on the story on Tuesday. The lacrosse team did have a scheduled game against Bay City Western High School in Auburn Hills on Saturday, April 30.

The district learned about the incident from police earlier this week, sources told 7 Action News.\

PETA has said it is aware of the reports that the team killed an animal.

"Schools across the country are plagued by bullying, and it shows a dangerous lack of respect for life to sentence any animal to a senseless, bloody death," PETA Senior Director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns Marta Holmberg said in a release. "Empathy must be taught, and TeachKind is calling on schools and educators to teach students to practice kindness to animals and speak up when they see cruelty, no matter who the victim is."