According to a November 12 report by WNEG Radio, the Georgia teacher who resigned after castrating a cat has withdrawn his resignation.
Mr. Daniel Herbert, an Animal Science teacher at Stephens County High School, officially withdrew his resignation earlier this week, Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey announced Tuesday morning.
An update by WNEG Radio on November 13 reported Herbert was suspended on a 6 to 1 vote today to accept his resignation effective at the end of the current school year on June 30, 2015. Herbert is set to return to his classroom on Friday.
Dorsey explained Herbert had castrated his personal cat, where students were present as the cat was held down and the animal neutered with no anesthetic.
The Stephens County Board of Education has made a decision on a teacher at the center of a cat castration controversy at Stephens County High School.
Herbert was reinstated after he submitted a new letter on November 12 withdrawing his original resignation and offered to resign at the end of the school year.
Jim Ledford was the lone opposing vote in both motions.
Jeff Roberts, Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director said the investigation is ongoing at this time.
If anyone would like to challenge the decision of the board, or just make some trouble to keep this teacher from returning to class, contact information for various Stephens County officials is listed below.
Superintendent Bryan Dorsey
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Stephens County Sheriff’s Department
A list of elected officials can be found here
Should this man be allowed to continue teaching? Is it possible to have charges brought against him for animal cruelty? Please feel free to contact officials, and leave a comment on how you feel about this turn of events.