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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 – Brent.Carson@marion.k12.fl.us

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.

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Anonymous
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Just because you black . You are thing you can get away with this crime . I hope this goes on to court he loose is job no pay from the state or welfare. If it was up too me I would send him to Texas and fire up old Sparky ,.

Anonymous
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Bastard should be fired and animal abuse charges!!! Anyone who’s anyone knows you don’t do this especially in front of any age students…If the school thinks that this is OK then charges should be filed against the school… (superintendent, principal and any other people in on this…

Evan
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This waste of life needs to be drowned. I would be happy to personally carry it out. Please someone make this happen. Despicable.

Anonymous
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This is horrendous. “Good Christian man” pulled a pretty satanic stunt…

Anonymous
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He only retired in order to collect benefits. Probably claimed disability so he could collect until his putried waste of a life ceases. If he waited until the school system was forced to fire him which woukd have eventually happened he wouldnt be able to collect anything. Further proves he knew what he was doing was immoral and wrong at the very least.

Anonymous
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Teaching cruelty over compassion??? He should immediately be fired and criminally charged.

Anonymous
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This teacher should be drowned by the students…

Anonymous
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No retirement pension! send it to animal welfare groups!

TazMage
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I bet he shows up in another school district. If he shows up here, you can bet he’ll face opposition. Somebody who will kill and torture animals “for sport”, won’t think anything about doing it to other animals, including humans. Studies have shown that if you can kill animals without remorse, you will have little problem doing it to fellow humans. In fact, some murders started how by killing animals “for fun”. So yeah…stay away. We don’t need you or your kind here.

Kasya
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That teacher must be disqualified from this profession forever , he must be prohibited To own an animals , he must be charged fine of at least 5k . And he must be send to physiologist at least to prevent a crimes from him in a future .

Theresa
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Fire this beast he should have nothing ti do with children after killing defenseless animals for no reason what will he do to your children.

Anonymous
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The AR people are outraged over killing a few pest animals but they’re fine with killing unborn babies.

TazMage
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Really? You’re trying to make this an abortion issue? Wow….and of course I’m sure your limited education refuses to let you see the difference….

Anonymous
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They don’t give a f- about any lives BUT the unborn.

Dawn Hedel
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Really this has nothing to do with abortion. I agree you wouldn’t understand the difference.

Anonymous
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A man of God???? This teacher is a sick demented person who doesn’t need to now collect his pension. He needs prison time. Did not one student try to stop him. Did they not question why it could not be videoed
Charges should be brought against this man. What the hell is wrong with you OCALA !

Animal Avenger
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He should be charged with animal cruelty at the minimum. What type of POS does something like this?? Its just plain sick!!
e also should be sued by the parents, who’s children he traumatized. Shame on that community!!!!

Anonymous
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Whether he resigns or not I think charges should be pressed

Christine
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Fine and imprison him!!! So extremely heartless and cruel for any living creature to be trapped with no escape route and panicking while trapped!!! He deserves a prison term of 5 to 10 yrs and a fine of $100k. Please convict this guy!!

Anonymous
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He needs to be charged with animal cruelty AND child abuse for making them watch and THREATENING students to not tell, that is a crime!!!!

Gabrielle Moore
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how could you employ someone who teaches cruelty and inhumanity to young impressionable children in his care – this is animal abuse and a disgusting abuse of his power and his position in education.

Anonymous
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What was the reason the teacher gave for doing this?

Anonymous
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There is no good reason for doing something as cruel as this – Period.

Navigator
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Supporting this teacher shines a very bad light on your school district. Why haven’t more students spoke up? What is the message you are sending to the community when students participate in this? He needs to be charged with animal cruelty. What made him feel he could get away with this?

Anonymous
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OMG i dont even know what to say

Anonymous
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Drown that fat MFer!

Nancy Mulligan
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Should be arrested for animal cruelty and capital murder – Florida wake up !!! If this is what you are teaching your children – next they will be drowning other children for sport.

Anonymous
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I’m gonna drown his sorry fat ass and see if he thinks it’s not torture then.. fucking assholes

Keri
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This so called teacher Should be Fired with No Pay !! You just don’t Kill Our Wildlife for Fun, You’re an Idiot, if I were there You wouldn’t be doing that period!!! You are a Animal Abuser and should be Punished by Law, and any officer that says diff should also be Fired!!!

Anonymous
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Disgusting , he is not even human. He needs the same thing done to him & I hope this ruins him! So angry!

Anonymous
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Retirement is not enough. Legal action needs to be pursued against Dewie Brewton. I am disgusted that the school supports this action. As a result, I think the school itself should also be investigated. What exactly are they teaching the children? Violence against the innocent is not acceptable. That is the lesson they should be teaching.

Anonymous
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Four words: Animal Defense League Fund

Anonymous
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So you’re saying that while this guy is a P.O.S. that needs to be waterboarded, the students had no choice but to stay there and watch? No one had the option of walking away? No one had the guts to grab this idiot by the throat and body slam his ass? Try that shit in front of me and you’ll find out how the military responds to crap like this.

Elle
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I think the observers must have been paralyzed with shock from his actions and maybe afraid he might hurt them if they spoke up? But regardless, it’s just insane that a human being would do such a terrible thing!

Anonymous
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Cruelty doesn’t need a law to hide behind- wrong is wrong. This teaches inhumane torture and these type of actions are precursor to more violence. It also desensitizes and/ or traumatizes. Farmers killing animals is. Not always correct action. Absolutely should not be allowed! What principal or school board thinks this ok? They should all go- what will they teach next?????

Anonymous
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Instead of a petition for being fired, Dewie Brewton should have charges brought against him not only for animal cruelty, abuse but also some kind of charges for child abuse!

Anonymous
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I wish an “eye for an eye” in this case. We need to drown this useless piece of shi# in a garbage can!!!!!! I hope he suffers painfully

Anonymous
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this sick bastard teaches your children ?makes you no better than him.

Anonymous
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THAT TEACHER HAS NO BUSINESS AROUND CHILDREN MUCH LESS HUMAN BEINGS! HE IS A DAHMER IN THE MAKING. HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH A 3RD DEGREE FELONY!

Anonymous
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You’re absolutely correct. Many child molesters and serial killers were animal abusers first.

Anonymous
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Man of faith? You know what this man of faith says to that? Proverbs 12:10 “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.” Animal cruelty is not an act of someone who has faith in the God that created those animals. If you have having problems with pest animals eating or attacking your livestock, shoot the raccoon on your own property. What this teacher did was sadistic and completely evil. To engage students to help you drown three animals that he probably didn’t catch all at once but planned to use them all in this way is sick.

Someone below seems to think that drowning animals is the usual way a farmer would take care of a raccoon. I think you’re full of crap Nathaniel. I’ve never heard of anyone doing this, but especially not in a public way like this. This teacher has a evil streak to him and he shouldn’t be teaching kids.

Anonymous
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From an update it says he retired so at least he’s no longer at the school
I agree with you tho, I grew up on a farm and we never used those tactics on Racoons, opossums, nothing like that on what I call “varmints”. They’re shot in the act!
If they were already caged, why didn’t he take them to an area more to their natural environment say….the nearest forestry area or such?

Anonymous
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Not adding to much to this discussion but I do know it is illegal for the public to relocate raccoons and opossums

Anonymous
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I also grew up on a farm. We shot raccoons, we didn’t drown them. In fact one reason we shot them and even hunted them was because if our dogs chased them they would trick the dog into going into the water after them and they would drown our dogs.

Anonymous
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Yea right, NOT.

Nathaniel B
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Sounds like from what little context I can gain from this story that it was not done “just for sport”, it was an educational experience to recreate what farmers do to pests that are eating their crops or livestock. So that’s an apparent lie right there. I wonder how many other lies are in this story.

Not a Stupid F@ck Like Nathaniel
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Not a Stupid F@ck Like Nathaniel

Maybe someone can stick you in a cage and slowly drown you, see how “educational” you find it?

Anonymous
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So farmers have the time to slowly drown ‘pests’ have they? If they think they need to kill them I’m sure they have quicker methods – isn’t USA over supplied with firearms? Educational experience? Even if this was the method, which is highly questionable and downright cruel, do you think a bunch of teenagers need it to be shown to them? Can they not ‘learn’ this by words alone? There was absolutely no need to do this despicable deed and shows just what a cunt this man is. Glad he has retired.

Anonymous
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Are you really this stupid? They could have been taking somewhere where there’s no human population and released or shot on the spot…while committing the crime.

Tracy Kim
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Sadistic fucker should be tied to a large concrete block and chucked into a 7-ft. deep pool.

Monica
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And why did he forbid the students to record his torture? This hypocrite of faith knew he was doing something wrong. PROSECUTE THE SOB TO THE FULL EXTENT OF WHATEVER ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS FLORIDA HAS !!!

Monica
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A man of faith? Faith in what? This is no teacher. This is an ignorant man drunk on power, the power of life and death over a helpless creature. The article says he killed the raccoon because it ate a chicken. I bet the perp himself eats plenty of chicken. May he rot in hell with all his fellow hypocrites “of faith” who destroy the creations of God whether it be Mother Earth herself or the animals on it.

Anonymous
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Isn’t this (killing animals) how many serial killers start? Then, they move to kill humans. I am a teacher, and a mother, and there is no way I would like my children or students take part of anything like this.

Anonymous
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This man should pay the price. No animal should be tortured, and these kids are all old enough to not have been part of this teacher’s actions. They should all be questioned. It’s all wrong ! President Trump should pass a law on animals cruelty. People like this should be punished!!!!

Anonymous
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I agree, didn’t any of those teenagers think to stop the cruelty? What is the school teaching them if they have to mindlessly follow what a teacher does – one kid went home crying supposedly so at least one was bothered by it. The school hasn’t taught them to stand up against cruelty and abuse – really worrying that they all let it happen and simply filmed it. Perhaps it’s the pervasive culture of Forest High, the staff and majority of parents and children.

Anonymous
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How does a man of faith kill an amimal for fun trapped and drowned like that and use srudents and threaten them….No its sick and evil its perversion.

Anonymous
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Teaching students torture and killing ! Horrendous !

Anonymous
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Forest Hight School FFA Alumni are defending murder in the first degree and the emotional torture involved in this heinous crime. Sentient beings were killed and the students who witnessed these cold-blooded murders will be emotionally scarred for the rest of their lives. This so-called “teacher” is a disgrace to humanity and should be immediately disbarred from the teaching profession and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This murderer is no “man of faith” as they proclaim, for there is no god that would condone such a violent act and take the life of another living being. Their defense of this psychopathic crime holds them equally complicit in the murder of these innocent beings. Absolutely reprehensible.

Anonymous
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So someone filmed this and didn’t stop it! I don’t understand something as inhumane as this happening at all but happening in a school by a teacher?!?!?! ANYONE who behaves this immorally has mental issues and needs medication or maybe put in a cage and kept under water by rods until they drowned. Perhaps they didn’t understand just exactly how vile their behavior was and need to feel it… Nauseated by this occurrence.

James cassidy
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I am disappointed and upset that the school system that taught me thinks this is ok…I would love to get ahold of the teacher who did this

Anonymous
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You know he, the “teacher” knew what he was doing was wrong…he had to considering he didn’t want anyone to video.
I am guessing he’s got off with no repercussions now since he retired.

Anonymous
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I am sickened of the conduct the teacher has done!!! He has done more than just cruelty to a helpless animals, but cruelty to the students who had to see this brutal type of action. Is this something that we are supposed to teach our children to harm animals and yet possibly grow up to harm other types of animals and maybe other younger children, family, students etc. to torture and kill because it is okay ???? Are you freegan serious ???? Would it be right to put that heartless teacher in a cage and put him in a tub of water to watch him drown ??? Ok, yeah maybe that is to far, BUT wtf are we instilling in our children’s brains that it is okay…. IT’S NOT!!! He should NOT teach, AND should be penalized for his actions. That is not right for a classroom audience. We take the animals habitat locations to build on and were supposed to NOT expect them not to be hungry looking for some type of scraps they can find to eat ??? Are serious ??? I would NOT want this teacher as a neighbor NOR would I want the police enforcement in my neighborhood just because he didn’t do an illegal act… WHAT??!! Seriously!!! There needs to be a law !!! Or place these poor animals in a place where they can live in peace! This is so damn sick to any animal !!! Wake up town and do something!

Anonymous
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They were teenagers, not toddlers, quite capable en mass of stopping this cruelty. They too are culpable.

Anonymous
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you have a rodent or varmint problem, shoot them in the head or trap and kill them quickly. Caging and drowning animals is torture. However, bringing them to class, as a teacher, and torturing them to death in front of students for shock value is the work of a sociopath . Even if this man has had no prior offenses, he should do at least 6 months in prison and not be allowed to teach again. Intentionally exposing children to the torture and murder of animals should be a serious offense, not to mention the actual torture and murder of the animals

Anonymous
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Why would any school allow such behavior as this, set traps and take the animals to a place in the wild where they can live their lives as God intended, Children should not be subjected to such cruelty, Yes we must teach our young people what true nature is all about, but we should never ever teach them this kind behavior. This saddens me and makes me sick inside just to think that a teacher would behave in this way . No matter what his teaching methods are an how great a teacher he might be, his behavior just blew it, and the great things he may have done while teaching. Now the only the thing that the students will remember him for will be this horrible act of cruelty. The postings of this sort of cruelty upon helpless animals makes me ill,I am wondering how our youth will become an how they will behave, will they advocate for animal rights or become something less then human, praying on helpless animal for sport, Only time will prevail, may their parents teach them the right way to decide on how to handle such problems in a more humane way.

Krisntina
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I agree, trap and kill quickly, but slowly drowning them is simply torturing for pleasure

Jeremy
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Law enforcers say the teacher “did not commit an offence”. Well there’s another problem right there.

Keri
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Yes, the officers should be investigated also. Because normal behavior isn’t showing …..these officer’s must be backwards or hillbillies that they don’t know any better.. Stupidity runs deep in that town ….

Anonymous
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All of those children made to participate are going to be negatively affected by this now for the rest of their lives each to some degree.
Some will now also be desensitized and see no big deal in killing animals on their own or to impress their friends.
Way to go Dewie you big, fat, f-ing creep of a turd. You’ve spread your degenerative essence of a worthless piece of shit to at least 30 innocent children.

Keri
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He must think his black life matters… When this happens .it doesn’t!!

Anonymous
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Evil is color blind it doesnt care or matter what color he is. He’s a depraved pos that dances with the devil.

David Lee
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Cruelty