A High School In Florida Brought a Caged Tiger To Its Prom

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The theme of Christopher Columbus High School's Prom was "Welcome to the Jungle", and school administrators may have taken that theme a little bit too far.

Instagram Videos and tweets (most of which have been removed by the school's Instagram page) showed a caged live tiger being wheeled into the middle of the Miami schools' prom dance floor.

Christopher Columbus High School brought a live tiger to there prom #miami #miami🌴 #miamiclubs #miamilife #southbeach #southbeachmiami #florida #floridaatlanticuniversity #floridainternationaluniversity #universityofmiami #fiu #fau #uofm #news #miamiflorida #brickell #christophercolumbushighschool

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While school officials maintain that the experience was vetted by the Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation, it's understandable that the internet is outraged at the thought of putting a wild and endangered animal in an environment where it's not only caged, but exposed to flashing lights, loud music, and a large number of people.

In addition, students were offered the opportunity to take their prom photos with a wild fennec fox (which is not in question, as they are often brought into classroom settings).

Earlier today the principal of the school released a statement regarding the tiger.

May 14, 2018 As a school community, we regret the decision to have had live animals at our prom.  This incident in no way reflects our school’s Marist values and/or accomplishments of our young men nor our sensitivity to animal rights.  We will immediately evaluate our current policies and procedures regarding all school activities and events. We can assure the Columbus community and all who have expressed concern, that we are sorry.  We have learned a great deal from this experience. David Pugh Principal, Christopher Columbus High School

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What do you think? Was this WAY over the line? 

Jonathan

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