Dairy bull kills California high school ag teacher

September 15, 2008 07:00 PM

A high school ag teacher was killed by an aggressive bull Sunday morning at a high school farm in Tulare, Calif., the Tulare Joint Union High School District reported yesterday.


Max Corbett, 61, manager of the school's farm and dairy, was attacked about 7:45 a.m. while herding cows into the milk barn. His wife, Mary Corbett, was present and called 9-1-1, the school said.


Corbett had served as an agriculture instructor as well as the school farm's manager for the past 25 years.


Corbett was running the morning milk shift in place of an assigned employee who had been charged by the bull the evening before, the school said. That employee suffered only minor injuries. The employee had immediately reported the incident and the bull's aggressive behavior to Corbett.


The bull has been removed from the farm and transported to the sales yard. The school district is working with local authorities to investigate the incident.


Catherine Merlo is Western editor for Dairy Today. You can reach her at cmerlo@farmjournal.com.

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