Four Goats Rescued from Overhang at Simsbury High School

Simsbury Volunteer Firefighters rescue pygmy goats found trapped early Wednesday morning in what school officials assume was a prank.

A custodian who arrived at the school early Wednesday morning for a routine building check, discovered four pygmy goats trapped on an overhang at the school's main entrance.

were notified at approximately 5:30 a.m. after the custodian made the discovery, according to Principal Neil Sullivan. were dispatched to remove the four goats.

Police would not comment on the incident but said it remains under investigation.

"I'm assuming it was a prank at this point," Principal Neil Sullivan said.

Sullivan said the goats were rescued before 6 a.m. Police contacted owner Nevin Christensen to ask if the four goats belonged to his farm, according to farm manager Heather Winarski.

"They called and said our goats were possibly stuck on the roof," Winarski said.

Christensen went to the high school and mistakingly thought the goats belonged to his farm.

"They do look similar to our goats, but they're not," Winarski said.

Police requested Christensen keep the goats until the real owner is found.

Sullivan said the goats were stuck on a 10-foot overhang over the school's entrance, not on the roof of the building. Exactly how the goats came to arrive on the overhang is unknown.

"Right now we're trying to cooperate with them and let them handle the investigation while we carry on with the business of wrapping up the school year," Sullivan said.

Bob B June 20, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Maria, if you had bothered to read the posts to which you are responding, you would see that unlike you and Karen, I prejudged nothing. I chided Karen for assuming facts that were not in evidence. I accepted Karen's account at face value. I did correct you when you read something into her account that was not stated, and I suspect there is another side to that story that would need to be heard before any judgment could reasonably be made. Perhaps you think my alleged prejudice comes from my comments to the effect that perceived "hateful looks" do not constitute bullying. I am not quite ready to criminalize facial expressions or to make "ugly" looks a hate crime. If facial expressions can be intimidating, what's next? Intimidating hair cuts? Threatening dental work? By the way, I am not at all obsessed with your comments. I just find myself compelled to respond to various insipid, inane, vacous comments I find here on the Patch. Oh, I see how you could be confused.
Maria Giannuzzi June 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
If you read Karen's comment she also mentions there was "language." I think we all can agree that no one should be engaged in the "game" of water wars near a car that someone is trying to get into, especially when the someone is an elderly person who may not have the mobility of a 17-year-old. The girls did not like being asked to stop and move away from the car, apparently suffering from the delusion that they were the only ones on the planet.
Gary July 23, 2012 at 08:40 PM
The water wars is not a school sanctioned event. It is run by students - remember all teenagers that dont often realize their actions. They are notivated by the big cash award if they win.
K September 26, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Everyone- 1. Water wars is not a prank. It is a time after testing and finals that kids have fun and Karen- they are not bullies, water wars is an intense game between the upper class men and you have to accept that YOU being in the middle of THEIR game was not bullying. Also, since it was a school event, it was completely unacceptable for you to order them to stop. Bob is completely and 100% right. No harm to the goats, no foul. This prank was original and creative, you have to let high schoolers have fun, and the goats were returned and are safe. Why can't people just let Simsbury authorities take care of the situations instead of putting in their two sense? Now I'm here setting you straight because I am a high school student who actually knows what is going on. Maria stop being rude because you clearly do not know what Simsbury teenagers are actually like, you are fazed by Karen's twisted story. Simsbury High School has some of the smartest, creative, talented teenagers in the country, and my brother graduated in 2012 so I do not appreciate all those whose comments are putting down this class. You are just rude and disrespectful if you are voicing an opinion that states this is animal cruelty. Sincerely, SImsbury High School student
Bon Voyage February 05, 2013 at 04:58 AM
wow....im guessing a couple of feminists on here didn't get asked to the prom....lol.... fun stuff......perhaps the goats got up there on their own ....perhaps they are education for goats activists and were having a protest.....


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