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Friday, Feb 18, 2005
Two students who injured and killed a kangaroo while on school camp near Halls Gap faced court in August 2005. The pair, who cannot be identified, faced a Western District court on Aug 16 to answer charges of animal cruelty.
It is believed the animal was injured with a weapon and died as a result of its injuries after the south-west students attacked it about 8.30am on February 18.
The incident occurred at a camping property on the outskirts of Halls Gap where a school group had been staying.
Police questioned six students about the incident and two were charged with animal cruelty offences under the Wildlife Act.
Halls Gap police said yesterday the remaining four students were witnesses.
A magistrate found one count of aggravated cruelty proved against one of the teenagers at the court hearing.
Two other charges, possessing a dangerous article and destroying protected wildlife, were dropped.
The teenager was given a six-month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $350 to the Friends of the Grampians group. The second defendant was found guilty of destroying protected wildlife but charges of possessing a dangerous article and aggravated cruelty were dropped.
The magistrate ordered the teenager to be of good behaviour for six months and ordered him to pay $100 to the Friends of the Grampians group.
The school principal, who had previously described it as a "regrettable incident", said yesterday that the school had taken appropriate action at the time of the incident but would not reveal what consequences the students faced.