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Marshall Texas School District Employee Arrested for Animal Cruelty

A Marshall, Texas school district employee was arrested on animal cruelty charges after surveillance video captured him backing his truck up to a fenced area of the Humane Society of Harrison County’s ‘The Pet Place’, pulling a box of tiny puppies from the bed of the truck, and slinging them one by one over the 6-foot high fence, onto a concrete pad below.

The Pet Place contacted the Marshall Police Department and, while police were taking a report, the surveillance video was posted to social media. Within minutes, the man in the video was identified as Paul Smith, a maintenance/pesticide technician with the Marshall school district.

News spreads quickly in the town of Marshall and, shortly after the video was posted, Smith turned himself in to Marshall Police who placed the 61-year old under arrest for cruelty to animals.

Smith was placed on administrative leave from the school district, pending further investigation.

The surveillance video, courtesy of The Marshall News Messenger, displayed below may be disturbing to some viewers:

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Ma

    MA

    says:

    DO SOMETHING MORE THEN A SLAP ON THE HAND AND MAYBE PEOPLE WILL THINK BEFORE THEY DO STUPID THINGS LIKE THIS

  2. Who does shit like that anyway? He is a POS and I hope he rots in Hell. Poor babies.

  3. He is a POS. I am glad they arrested him. Who does shit like that anyway? I hope the bastard rots in hell….Poor babies

  4. Avatar Of Michelle Hatton

    Michelle Hatton

    says:

    why is there no info on how the puppies are? did they take the mother dog from him as well?

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