A dead bear cub which was found at Western Carolina University Monday morning shot in the head and draped in Obama campaign signs was a prank, authorities say:
“Seven Western Carolina University students were involved, and possible charges were being discussed with the local prosecutor, said Campus Police Chief Tom Johnson. Police did not release the students’ names. The students told authorities they took political signs at random to cover the bear’s wound and prevent blood from spilling into the bed of the truck they were driving. They discovered a carcass of the cub, which had been shot in the head, while camping over the weekend and brought it back to a gathering at an apartment near campus Sunday night, according to a statement from the school.”
Said Western Carolina chancellor John W. Bardo: “I am pleased to hear that this situation appears to be a stupid prank.”
Pleased? That’s an odd word to describe an idiotic act of cruelty.