In-Class Rabbit Murder Narrowly Averted

December 9, 2010

Students and a professor at the University of Maine, in Orono, blocked a students from butchering and skinning a live rabbit Saturday during a class on film-making, The Bangor Daily News reported. Students intervened after the student who planned to use the rabbit in an unexpected way walked to the front of the class with a rabbit in a box. "When he whipped out the knife, people started screaming, crying, running out of the room,” said another student. The university is investigating the incident. Dane Bolding, the student involved, explained his action this way: "I feel like documentary films often put a lot in front of us. I guess that my intention was to really put something in front of the class."

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