Police are investigating after a photo of a lamb allegedly being stomped on by a Hervey Bay High School student circulated on social media.
Police are investigating after a photo of a lamb allegedly being stomped on by a Hervey Bay High School student circulated on social media. Valerie Horton

Photo taken of Hervey Bay student allegedly stomping on lamb

POLICE are investigating after a photo allegedly showing a student from Hervey Bay High School allegedly stomping on a lamb circulated on social media.

A spokesman from the Department of Education of training said the lamb was already dead when the incident happened.

"Sadly, a lamb was found deceased by a staff member on Sunday and was appropriately stored away from scavenging animals," the spokesman said.

"A teacher and two students from the school's agriculture class retrieved the body yesterday in preparation for the lamb's burial.

"While the teacher was momentarily assisting other students in the class, the two students in question took inappropriate photographs with the deceased animal and later posted them to social media.

"Hervey Bay State High School does not tolerate cruelty in any form."

The spokesman said the two students involved in the incident would be dealt with under the school's Responsible Behvaiour Plan for Students.

He said the police were also notified and were undertaking an investigation.



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