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Case ID: 19136
Classification: Stabbing
Animal: pig
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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012

County: Harris

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Humble Independent School District officials confirmed that an incident occurred at the Kingwood FFA Ag Barn after hours earlier this week that left a student's pig injured.

The details in the case are still sketchy but it appears at this time that an unknown person, with an unknown instrument, caused a straight gash of at least 2 inches to a pig's anus. The pig survived the injury and received stitches to its hind side.

According to the school district, Humble ISD Police made contact with the owners of the pig Jan. 19 and have launched an investigation. An accidental injury has not been ruled out at this point but appears unlikely.

"We encourage kids to go to the barn in groups, and recommend that parents accompany their students," said district spokeswoman Karen Collier, expressing her regrets at the situation to the affected student. "Humble ISD Police will also step up patrols around the ag barn."

Collier said it is impossible to say when new information in the case may become available, since district police routinely keeps ongoing investigations confidential until they are concluded.

Humble FFA pigs are raised as show animals for the Humble ISD and Houston livestock shows. FFA students and their parents invest money in the purchase, housing and upkeep of the animals, as well as time in the care of the animals. Students choose piglets in October and raise them until show day, at which time the animals are auctioned or processed for individuals who support the program - and individual students - through sponsorships.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Humble ISD Police at 281-641-7900.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Humble ISD Police
281-641-7900

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