Chicken killing students kicked off team

March 31, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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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.

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.

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