Advertisement

Chicken killing students kicked off team

Chicken killing students kicked off team
A Chinese woman bicycles past a chicken being raised on one Beijing's farms, 27 April, 2009. A recent string of bird flu infections in humans in China posed no pandemic risk as the cases were unrelated, but authorities need to remain alert, UN experts said earlier this year. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver) | License Photo

BENBROOK, Texas, March 31 (UPI) -- Officials with a Texas high school said two players were kicked off the baseball team after allegedly sacrificing live chickens on the ball field.

Administrators at Western Hills High School in Benbrook declined to identify the students but said they were removed from the team for the remainder of the year and disciplined for allegedly sacrificing the chickens, which may have been baby chicks, on the school's field, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported Thursday.

Advertisement

Bobby McIntire, the school's baseball coach, said he has not spoken to the students and does not know the motivation behind their actions.

"Baseball is very superstitious, and I assume (movies like Major League and Bull Durham) are where they got it from," McIntire said.

Police are investigating the incident.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement