Classroom pets expelled from Durango schools

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Classroom pets expelled from Durango schools

Safety concerns, regulations put limits on time-honored traditions
Charlie Love, a science teacher at Riverview Elementary School, has two guinea pigs that he keeps in his classroom. The guinea pigs are part of Love’s science curriculum, which means they can stay. But teachers who harbor pets in the classroom that are not used for education are being asked to remove them from Durango School District 9-R schools.
Charlie Love, a science teacher at Riverview Elementary School, holds a Madagascar cockroach. Bugs, fish, rodents and other “pets” must find a new home unless they are part of the curriculum at Durango School District 9-R schools.
Parakeets chat it up in Charlie Love’s science classroom at Riverview Elementary. “Classroom pets” must find a new home unless they are part of the curriculum at Durango School District 9-R schools.

Classroom pets expelled from Durango schools

Charlie Love, a science teacher at Riverview Elementary School, has two guinea pigs that he keeps in his classroom. The guinea pigs are part of Love’s science curriculum, which means they can stay. But teachers who harbor pets in the classroom that are not used for education are being asked to remove them from Durango School District 9-R schools.
Charlie Love, a science teacher at Riverview Elementary School, holds a Madagascar cockroach. Bugs, fish, rodents and other “pets” must find a new home unless they are part of the curriculum at Durango School District 9-R schools.
Parakeets chat it up in Charlie Love’s science classroom at Riverview Elementary. “Classroom pets” must find a new home unless they are part of the curriculum at Durango School District 9-R schools.

Classroom pets expelled from Durango schools

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