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Reward offered to track down culprit who stoned javelina at Tucson school

Posted at 10:17 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 12:21:51-05

State officials are offering a reward related to the Friday stoning death of a javelina at an elementary school.

According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the $1,500 reward will go to someone who provides information leading to the arrest of the person who killed the animal at Tanque Verde Elementary School.

“This was a malicious act, that of a criminal, a person without regard for the state’s most precious resource, its wildlife,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a statement. “The javelina suffered an especially cruel death. In addition, this happened at an elementary school, which could have had a negative impact on young children were it not for the prompt response of sheriff’s deputies.”

Those with information should call 1-800-352-0800 and reference Case No. OGT #20-000302.

The person who killed the javelina could face six months in jail and a $750 fine.