Tullahoma, TN (WSMV) — School officials have confirmed a dead bobcat was found hanging on a goal post on the football field at Tullahoma High School on Tuesday.
According to a statement from Tullahoma City Schools, students found the bobcat and reported it to their teacher.
The animal has since been removed from the goal post by animal control officials, and the incident was reported to police.
“This despicable act does not represent the leadership, citizenry or the vast majority of students at Coffee County High School and Tullahoma High School. We are friends, neighbors, relatives and at time fierce competitors, but that fierce competition leaves no room for cruelty to animals,” read a statement from Tullahoma school officials. “Nearly every student in Tullahoma and Manchester is disgusted that any innocent animal is used as an object lesson and all are hopeful that our competition is safe, fair and fun.”
Coffee County High School and Tullahoma High School are scheduled to play each other in football on Friday night.
Both school officials and police are investigating the incident.