Police investigating attack on 29 goats at Texas school barn

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities are investigating an attack on 29 goats that were being raised by students at a West Texas school district.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/29PyjXm ) that police say the goats were attacked overnight Thursday or early Friday morning in a barn owned by the Lubbock school district.

District spokeswoman Nancy Sharp says 18 goats were fatally shot and 11 others were injured. Of the injured goats, only one is expected to recover and the other 10 will likely have to be euthanized.

The only goat expected to survive is being given a new name: "Miracle."

The livestock animals that live at the barn are used to train students. The school district's veterinary technology and agriculture science programs make frequent trips to study the creatures.


Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, http://www.lubbockonline.com