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Ocala Teacher Drowns Animals During Class “Just For Sport,” Makes Students Watch and Help

Ocala (WTFF) – A teacher at Forest High School reportedly drowned two raccoons and an opossum in a large bin while students were forced to watch and assist.

The agriculture teacher, Dewie Brewton, threatened students who took video of the tortuous act with a referral. One student who took a video showed his mother. She went to Click Orlando and told the story of what happened that Monday.

We started a petition to demand that the school fires him, and that criminal charges are pressed against him for his acts of animal cruelty.

Her freshman son came home in tears because of the killings. She stated in the interview that “one of the raccoons ate a chicken,” implying that was the teacher’s reason for drowning it.

It was later reported that the two raccoons and opossum were killed “just for sport.”

“It made me sick. It made me sick to my stomach. It’s terrible. It still does make me sick to my stomach,” said the mother.

Pictures and video recorded by the students reveal a raccoon trapped in a metal cage and placed into a garbage bin that was slowly filled with water.

“When the raccoons tried to come up for air they had metal rods and they held them down with metal rods and when the raccoon would try to pop its head up they held water hoses in its face to drown it,” the mother said.

The raccoon’s snout can be seen sticking just above the water at one point, reaching for air. A censored version of the video was released by Click Orlando:

“Why is he not fighting?” asks one of the curious students in the video.

An FWC spokesperson said:

“While law enforcement tells us the teacher did not do anything illegal, his actions before students are certainly questionable. Until our investigation is complete, I cannot share further details. The district is determining the status of the teacher at this moment.”

The agency continues to investigate. It’s up to the state attorney’s office to decide if there will be criminal charges.

The teacher is on paid administrative leave as of Tuesday afternoon.

Dewie Brewton

A post made by Forest High School FFA Alumni blames “the media” for escalating the situation.

“He is a man of faith and has always provided the wisdom and guidance needed for his students to succeed,” reads the post, defending Dewie Brewton.

Many comments were made in defense of the Ag teacher, in typical Ocala fashion:

They’re deleting any comments that disagree with their side of the story.

Animal abuse is unacceptable on all levels, but especially at a school.

If you’re upset by this cruel act and want disciplinary action taken, please contact the school:

Forest High School
Phone: (352) 671-4700
Mr. Dewie Brewton is the teacher in the video.
Address: 5000 SE Maricamp Rd, Ocala, FL 34480
Principal: Brent Carson – [email protected]

UPDATE: Dewie Brewton has since retired, according to WESH. He submitted a signed letter indicating his retirement effective immediately on Thursday, May 17, 2018. He has been the agriculture educator there since 2006.

UPDATE: State Attorney Brad King announced that no charges will be pressed.

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I grew up in FFA and Agricultural classes in High School. NEVER EVER ONCE did we do something like this or talk about it that I can remember. Most farmers shoot the animal which is a quick and painless death, this drowning of the animals is nothing but sadistic torture. Never in my wildest dreams would my ag teacher show or perform this kind of abuse and I grew up in the midwest where we have thousands of coons and possums. This teacher should have been fired and charges brought against him for at least 3 felony counts of animal abuse, let alone the trauma caused to those poor kids. Just down right sickening. And those defending him, if you are a city slicker try working or living on a real farm for a week. As to the school district, you need your federal funding removed for ignoring the law. As to the FFA Alumni you all are spineless cowards.

Pamela
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Pamela

This act may be acceptable in farming circles, but the world is moving ahead and becoming more humane because many people know that this kind of behavior is neither necessary nor acceptable. In fact I would call it mean, ignorant and barbaric. We do not treat animals like that anymore.

Candice Ordway
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Candice Ordway

A farmer would not have done this. This method of drowning a defenseless animal for sport is unacceptable. I think he got off easy by being allowed to retire. I hope they press charges and send the correct message that this is not ok. Raccoons and opossum have feelings…they know about pain. And we are the intelligent species????

Mary
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Mary

So this asshole retired? Smart move, now he can collect retirement pay and medical insurance from his teachers’ union until he is dead., HE NEEDS TO BE PROSECUTED FOR CRUELTY TO ANINMALS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE TO CHILDREN! I am 69 years old and I remember a boy down the street from me…..I was about 6 years old and he was 8 or 9. He would catch moths and butterflies and put them in a jar and then take a magnifying glass, hold it so the sun shined on the moth until it was so hot it burnt up. This was over 60 years ago and I can still picture it in my mind today,

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Absolutely disgusting….1st sign of being a psycho is killing animals for funwatch in a few years youll find out he is a serial killer!!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

He’s just mentally deranged there’s no reason to kill these animals, fire him quickly.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This person needs to be punished. What could possibly be his reason for doing this , and in front of children? Anyone who shows this level of cruelty should be locked up. If he can do this to a helpless animal, he is capable of doing it to a person. He is a dangerous man and should not be allowed to walk the streets.
The school stands by and does nothing? Disgraceful. The state of Florida does nothing? Everyone who is in a position to do something about it his should be ashamed.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

They should put his sorry ass in a cage and then put him in a dumpster full of water and see how long it would take for him to Drown the no good pice of shit

Upset mom
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Upset mom

Animal cruelty, absolutely 100% The school stands behind him??? Unbelievable. And everyone wonders what is wrong with this world. Look at who’s educating our children. A “teacher” of what? Its definitely not what type of education our children should be learning. SMH

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This is a pathetic example of education in the south.

Donalea (DONA) Eaton
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Donalea (DONA) Eaton

First the enclosure should have been secure. Second these animals like all, seek food for themselves and their offspring. Third although I do not agree with killing animals/anything if farmers need, it must be done with compassion, hence the right reasons.
Not a good teacher, a person in this position has the responsibility to address a situation where the best outcome is sought…(relocation of the animals), forcing/involving others serves no purpose other than to share this awful and no doubt for some, traumatic sequence of events.
Consequences are due, leave without pay, community service and an apology would be a good start.
Kindness begets kindness, whereas violence, especially toward those, (human and non human) who are powerless/vulnerable creates a sadder world.

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This is unacceptable in this day n age. Where did this teacher get these animals to do this? I cannot believe a FFA teacher or an Alumni are in agreenest with this. When I was in 4-H, FFA, we did not intentionally hurt an animal wild or domestic. If this is what this teacher teaches maybe he should be charged with the next mass killing , or maybe we need to know what our teachers are teaching. There needs to be accountablity for this teacher , whether he’s retired or not. What other hate had this teacher passed on to his students. If this teacher has access to any animals they need to be checked for abuse and removed for their future safety. Put this man in prison where he belongs not loose to roam the streets. A psychopath, starts with killing innocent animals, STOP THIS PREDATOR NOW
.Start teaching our children to love, protect, n nurture animals.

Nancy Perkins
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Nancy Perkins

August 28, 2018, I’m a retired teacher and I’m sickened by this. How could a “man of faith” wilfully hurt animals? This man could not fit this demonstration of cruelty into any type of school curriculum. He obviously wasn’t educated in teaching.

Snkypk
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Snkypk

Find it real interesting that the only thing said was “Why not put him in that cage”, more or less, in that 30 second clip. Didn’t here any outcries from anyone at all. Now why is that?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mr Dewie is better than ALDOF HITLER —-FRICKEN NAZI !!!!!—PUT THIS GUY IN A CAN FULL OF GAS JUST LIKE HEIMRIC HIMLER !!!!!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Some people will actually suffer trauma for this. It is unfathomable to do it, let alone make kids watch it. Drowning a cat at home would put you in jail if you were caught. What exactly was he thinking. I believe it is child abuse. Talking about maybe, but still questionable. As an animal lover at that age, I would have probably attacked him to save them.

John. Joslin
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John. Joslin

Theodt despicable stupid thing an adult could pull!
As outlandish as it is done stupid! Arrest him and charge him being we can’t drown him!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sounds like a nigger to me

Anonymous
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Anonymous

On School grounds? An ffa teacher? Who works with animals. & eats chicken! …& not one student spoke up or did anything. Unbelievable. Literally. Propaganda against Christians …again.

Get Real
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Get Real

Ohhh…..the teacher is a “man of faith”! Well, that makes it all okay, then because we ALL know men of faith NEVER do wrong (cough, cough, Jim Bakker, JIm Jones of Jonestown, guyana, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, Bishop Eddie Long, Vaughn Reeves, and, oh yes, hundreds and hundreds of priests.)

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Anonymous

I hate this disgusting piece! It keeps popping up and I need to unsubscribe!!!! Help! Anyone?!

Michelle
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Michelle

This was really difficult for me to read, the pic of the caged animal being grilled was heartbreaking, and I could not watch the video. And students were forced to watch animals being drowned? What kind of a sick F#*K was that teacher?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Are people really trusting their children with this sadist? If so, the parents are no better. Educators nurture, they do not torture. I wonder if he has pets at home. Someone should check.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I do not understand how it’s not illegal, he is slowly torturing animals for his own pleasure. He hasn’t been charged or anything. I feel sick to my stomach reading the article. What a disgusting man and school for backing him up saying he didn’t do anything wrong. It would be different if it was a dog.

Anonymous
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Disgusted to my core

Billy TP.
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Billy TP.

I live in ENGLAND and if this vile person committed such an outrageous act here he would be publicly castigated and demonised.He would also feel the full force of the law and never work again in education.
The
He is a vile piece of scum,but we have got used to hearing of terrible cruelty to any animals under the USA laws.Your laws and excuses are just an excuse for your sadistic bastrads.
What an absolute disgrace to mankind-such a piece of filth.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The students should also be drowned, snitches get stitches.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You did the wrong thing and we all know it. You need to be held accountable and loose your job.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Worthless Cuck. Someone find his personal information. 4Chan will handle this.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Brad King is a dirty leg.

Shelley
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Shelley

What is the world coming to when a State Attorney presses NO CHARGES on a teacher that actively got his students involved in killing these animals obviously as a school project? . I can not imagine the devastation, confusion, impact and/or THRILL it made on these young minds. Since the teacher had no charges filed against him, it sent a message to the kids who experienced a RUSH or THRILL , that this behavior is OK. What lives are gonna be OK to take tomorrow at school? We have to remember what fits the profile of a psychopath and/or serial killer. As children, serial killers often set fires, torture animals, and 60% wet their beds (these red-flag behaviors are known as the “triad” of symptoms). 10 well known serial killers who started with killing animals for the rush, thrill, pleasure etc., David Berkowitz – Son of Sam Brenda Spencer – a child shooting children – Set animals on fire Jeffrey Dahmer – as a kid his hobby was killing neighbors animals & dismantled all parts Albert DeSalvo – Boston Strangler, As a child, he trapped dogs & cats in a box & then would shoot arrows at them. Ted Bundy- As a child, watched his father & participated with him the torture of small animals. Edmund Kemper- As a child, killed cats & displayed their heads on poles. He killed & cut to pieces his own cat. He also ended up killing his own mother plus 8+ others Andrew Cunanan- He is known for killing designer, Gianni Versace. He also was an animal killer at a young age. Lee Boyd Malvo – Known as the DC Sniper, tortured small animals Dennis Rader – BTK Killer – as a child he discovered he enjoyed experimental methods of binding & torturing animals. He later used these methods on human subjects Carroll Edward Cole – Killed 35 people . As a child he started by strangulation of his puppy The US holds 76% of known serial… Read more »

Jody
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Jody

I am so disturbed by this act and so sad that this is acceptable by an human being! I am not religious but I did grow up Catholic and this abuse was never taught in any service or sermon. This monster is not a man of faith! I do , however, believe in AN EYE FOR AN EYE. Now that is directly from the Bible . What idiots!

Yvonne Wiederhold
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Yvonne Wiederhold

Dewey if you are reading this please get yourself mental help. This is not normal behavior. You were mad at the raccoons & possum but torture is not the way. They are animals and did not know what they did wrong. There would have been other ways to remove the animals humanly. I want you to put your face under water in your sink for 2 minutes and have no way to move. Imagine the terror, fear and pain you would feel. This is what the animals felt. Imagine how your students feel and will remember the rest of their lives. You need help Dewey. You will be cursed and bad things will happen to you. You will realize your wrong doing. I hope you are able to get psychological help. I know you are laughing right now. I am very sad for you as a human being. You are a very bad person. Hell is too good for you. Did you ever hear about Karma? Watch all the bad things that will happen to you. Just watch! This will follow you the rest of your life. Yes, you are what we call a loser. I’m sure your Mom is proud!

Yvonne Wiederhold
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Yvonne Wiederhold

So this heartless jerk lost his job. What about the animal torture? I want him prosecuted! The horrific suffering that the poor little creatures endured makes me ill! I also am very saddened that the students had to endure this. I am going to do everything in my power to see this jerk pay a fine and be prosecuted. PTSD will happen to this poor kids. I’m am so disturbed. Please tell me how to fight thiis other then writing petitions. Someone needs to do something!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This is one of the most awful things I’ve seen. It’s desensitizing our children to all kinds of cruelty to animals and humans. There is no way he’s a Christian

illa_tiki
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illa_tiki

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Unacceptable. To harm any animal. And in front of children in school ! What were you thinking ?? Our world is already violent enough. Now you want to teach our children in public schools how to kill and torture. Just lucky it wasn’t my kid coming home to tell me what had happened at school. This teacher would be in the place of the animals he tortured and killed. Who in the hell at this school is responsible for allowing this disgraceful act to happen ? I would be considering firing more than just the teacher involved and I would be pulling my child out of this school of evil doings. And to think, the bastard got away with it. Tells me something about our own justice system. Seems crimes like this are now accepted with no reprimand. And teaching our children this cruel act in a public school is excepted and allowed. What the hell has our world turned into. And obviously another crime that our justice system would rather ignore than deal with. Cruelty to animals is in fact a crime that comes with criminal charges. Why is this teacher immune to this charge?

Michael Brailsford
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Michael Brailsford

I cannot understand why the teacher did this barbaric act and involved students. To torture animals for entertainment is giving students all the wrong values. How can he possibly be regarded a good teacher? I also think that all the students should have objected to the activity, and complained immediately to the Principal. How did the teacher ever get appointed? Surely the teacher can be prosecuted for animal cruelty, as well as being dismissed.

Nancy Anderson
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Nancy Anderson

Pure evil! Of course he knew what he was doing was wrong. What other reason would he have to threaten the kids that if they told then they would receive a referral. The laws need to protect animals much more than they are now. This was so cruel to make these animals suffer and also to make the students watch. How is this happening in 2018. Why are we not protecting animals? We are their voice.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

To kill such a defenseless animal is so cruel he ate the chicken for food same way we eat chickens for food would you drown someone in a cage because they ate your chicken?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It’ s disgusting and abusive what this teacher did to those animals. It was also abuse to the children in his class because they witnessed it. I’m sure they will remain scarred from the horrific act for life. He could have relocated the Raccoons if they ate his chickens.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Come to East Europe nigga. You will be shot for sport

Barney fife
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Barney fife

Florida has a lot of psychos living there its proven people who torture animals turn out to be serial killers :hope he isnt the next mass shooter in florida

Protective mother
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Protective mother

Omg my children go to school in Ocala and I here nothing of this they did good to keep it quiet! Lucky enough for me my children don’t go to this school this is a horrible act and even worse to be stored in our children’s memories that will haunt them! I am outraged and would love to “bump” into this pos and shame on the school for standing behind this!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

This is the reason so many kids today are so callous and kill people because our stupid liberal teachers are teaching them its OK to be violent and kill. This is SICK and the teacher should be fired and jailed for animal abuse not to mention the emotional torture he put those kids through!!! This is just a sick way of torturing a defenseless creature and to do it in front of high schools students is deplorable!!! It is ignorant and barbaric!!! Makes me sick!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What I don’t understand, is according to the FBI animal cruelty/abuse is a FELONY. Because that is how most serial killers start out. Teaching our children animal abuse is insane on top of insane. How could the state attorney not press charges? Please see directly from the FBI’s website: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/-tracking-animal-cruelty

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Killing animals in this torturous manner is the first step towards killing a human, it has been proven. After a class is forced to witness this behavior a told it is acceptable, may now lead some students to believe its okay if they experiment with this as well. Unbelievable that he was not fired immediately and charges pressed! So wrong!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What kind of a teacher could drown a raccoon?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The children are our future, how we treat animals and each other. There is a connection! “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi “Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the *child* as it is to the caterpillar.” – Bradley Millar FBI’s Website: “If somebody is harming an animal, there is a good chance they also are hurting a human,” said John Thompson, deputy executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association. “If we see patterns of animal abuse, the odds are that something else is going on.” https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/-tracking-animal-cruelty

Marcia
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Marcia

I’M ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED! I read a defense that he was a farmer, and that’s what farmers do. Anyone else confused? I thought he was a teacher? People can’t stereotype farmers as people who drown raccoons! That’s ignorant and not true. This man clearly has some kind of mental illness! I’d be willing to bet if his personal home computer was checked it would have a very disturbing history! I don’t understand how there are no charges be filed. As a Parent of a high school student I would’ve sued the school for making my son become a witness to such a horrific and violent murder! Has PETA got involved? They would be a great resource!

Carolyn Mckay
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Carolyn Mckay

I believe this “educator” needs psychological evaluation before unsupervised exposure to children. It is extremely difficult to hear about such cruelty and animal abuse and cannot and do will not watch the video. I live on a farm and understand about nuance animals. Even in this case torture is NEVER acceptable! With people like this horrible person teaching children I can understand why our world has become such a cruel place.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

What is wrong with this people to hurt animals just for fun. And this is a teacher who is supposed to help shape minds of young adults. Makes you question his sanity and the students’ sanity for assisting him.

Have the school never heard of compassion. Animals are sentient beings. Just for a second imagine the fear and pain they must have gone through. If animals have to be taken care of for some reason, there are humane ways to do it. What are they teaching at that school? This makes healthy persons feeling sick to their stomachs.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

i bet he eats gopher tortoise too. that’s what the old farmers use to do as well “to feed the family”, even though they’re protected. it’s not ok what this man did. i’d like to beat him to a pulp for every kid that he made cry and every other kid he made laugh. i hope karma catches up with him and a rabid racoon comes out from under his porch and bites him in his ass! those animals do not deserve the cruelty. arg!

oh i bet he got his full retirement too. at my tax dollars expense. this is BS!