Teenage boy arrested for biting the head off a chicken at school

A 17-year-old University High School student was arrested Tuesday after he bit off the head of a chicken on campus over the weekend, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

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A school resource officer arrested David Andrew Jimenez on charges of animal cruelty and trespassing on school property after he heard about a student bragging about biting off the chicken's head, sheriff's office spokesman Andrew Gant said.

Investigators said Jimenez traveled to the Orange City campus around 11 p.m. Saturday night and entered a chicken coop that was at the school for a "farm to table" event held earlier that day.

"Upon arriving on campus on Monday, a teacher discovered the headless body of a chicken in the parking lot," Gant said. "The chicken’s head was later discovered inside the chicken coop, and eggs had been thrown in the gym and against the gym doors."

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Jimenez was turned over to his mother Tuesday and will face a judge Wednesday, Gant said.

Deputies said any other students who were involved in the incident could also face charges.

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