- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Texas school district says no one will face punishment after video surfaced of high school students using a cat’s intestines as a jump rope during a lesson.

Officials with the North East Independent School District told KENS-TV (https://bit.ly/25aRmCS ) the incident happened earlier this month during an anatomy class at Winston Churchill High School.

The district said the teacher felt the lesson was “effective” for demonstrating how long and tough intestines are.

Spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor says the lesson was not meant to be disrespectful. She says neither the students nor teacher will be punished because there is no “ill will.” But she says the district will update the lesson plan.

Animals rights group PETA told the TV station the school should replace “cruel and crude” dissection methods with animal-free lessons.

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Information from: KENS-TV, https://www.kens5.com

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