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Ferndale High School lamb shot and killed, police search for suspects
FERNDALE- Ferndale Police are searching for the suspects responsible for shooting and killing a Future Farmers of America lamb at Ferndale High School. Ferndale student Molly Reid said she had just gotten home from a school trip when she learned her father had found her lamb dead in a school shed on Saturday morning.
"He just walked into the shed and he could see blood so he knew something had happened,” said Reid.
Police said sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning someone shot her lamb Chops and left him bleeding in the corner. Police Chief Bret Smith said, "The lamb had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head."
Reid says she owned chops for six months but he was not approved for market, and she was keeping him at school until he was ready to be sold.
"I had to keep him for another 60 days to get him fattened up so I could sell him." Once Chops was up to his weight standard, he was supposed to go to his new owner in Texas.
"We found a buyer and sold him but I still had another month left to feed him,” said Reid.
And while police are still searching for a motive in the shooting, Chief Smith said safety is a priority.
"It is certainly always a concern to know that someone has a gun anywhere in a small community like this, you know, it's only one square mile."
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Ferndale
Police Department at (707) 786-4025.
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