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Young men set deadly crocodiles loose in school

POLICE in the Northern Territory are searching for four young men who broke into a school admin office and set loose three saltwater crocodiles.

Footage shared with the ABC shows three crocodiles being pushed through a flap in a door and falling to the floor at Taminmin College at Humpty Doo. 

The largest crocodile was two metres, the ABC reported.

The offenders then covered their heads and ransacked the office on Sunday morning.

NT Police Senior Constable David Gregory told the ABC the ranger who helped catch the crocodiles "was very concerned for them".


"They had their mouths taped up. They haven't seen water for a long time and are undernourished."

On the RSPCA website, under the Animal Welfare Act the penalty for animal cruelty in the Northern Territory is up to one year jail time and a $13,700 fine per person.

But Constable Gregory told the ABC there could be fines up to $50,000.


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