WARDSVILLE- A 19-year-old student was arrested Thursday after allegedly biting the head off of a dead baby chicken.

On Thursday, Cole County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call regarding animal abuse at Blair Oaks High School, according to a news release.

Charles Slater was charged with animal abuse, a class A misdemeanor. He was taken to the Cole County Jail without incident. 

Police said Slater admitted to biting the chicken's head off because of a dare. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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