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Teenagers charged with killing pet llama

CASPER, Wyo. -- Charges have been filed against three high school seniors for killing a family's pet llama as a prank and tossing the bloody carcass into the entry hall of the school.

Charged as adults Thursday were Calvin Mason, 18; Shane Baird, 19, and Craig Cameron, 18, said Natrona County Attorney Burt Guetz.

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They are all students at Kelly Walsh High School.

The female llama owned by Daniel Schreiner was found May 20 in the entry hall of the school with its throat slashed and hind legs cut. Police said the animal had also been beaten.

Principal Paul Martin said he learned the prank was originally discussed by several KW students at a party. He said they initially discussed using an already dead animal.

The three students were not allowed to participate in commencement exercises or attend the senior class party, said Martin. The school could not hold the students diplomas because they had completed all course work, he said.

The three were charged with grand larceny, animal cruelty, and trespassing.

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