BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Two goats from Highland High School were allegedly stolen early Monday morning, according to a Kern High School District spokesperson.
School staff told 17 News two men were allegedly seen breaking into the school’s farm, grabbing the goats and throwing them into the back of a vehicle around 1:40 a.m. The men were reportedly driving a tan or silver SUV. The incident happened in less than two minutes.
The student-raised goats are part of the school’s Future Farmers of America program and were going to be shown at the Kern County Fair, according to school staff.
“They spend a lot of time with these animals, they’re connected with them. They have a bond with them and they just want to make sure that the animals are okay, and that they can see their project through to the end,” Michael Leishman, a teacher at Highland High School, said.
The Highland FFA Alumni are now collecting donations for the two students that owned the goats, the group says they will split the donations between the students to recoup for losses and fund next year’s project. If you would like to donate to Venmo, you can donate to @Highland-AlumniFFA.
If you know anything about this case, you’re asked to call the KHSD Police Department at 661-827-3218.