Wade Pilloud, principal at Indus school, a combined primary and secondary school, said he was only sparing the kittens any further suffering after their mother was snared in a trap. "I am not a cat hater," he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
A headteacher in Minnesota, USA, has resigned after a parental outcry and could face criminal charges after an incident last month in which he shot dead two kittens on school grounds within earshot of pupils.
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