Volusia Co. student charged for allegedly biting off chicken's head

- A 17-year-old student at University High School in Orange City was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly bit off the head of a live chicken over the weekend. 

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said information about the student's identity made its way to the school resource officer after the student bragged about the incident to a fellow classmate. 

VCSO says it happened Saturday night when the student came on campus around 11 p.m. and entered a chicken coop that was at the school for a Farm to Table event held earlier that day.

A teacher discovered the headless body of a chicken in the parking lot Monday morning. The chicken’s head was later discovered inside the chicken coop and eggs had been thrown in the gym and against the gym doors, according to deputies.

The student was turned over to his mother Tuesday with a court date Wednesday. He faces charges of felony animal cruelty and trespassing on school property.

VCSO says additional charges are possible if other students were involved in the incident.

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