Marshall school worker caught on camera tossing puppies over fence

MARSHALL, TX -- A school worker in Marshall, Texas, is on administrative leave because he was caught on camera tossing puppies over a fence, reports television station KSLA.

Paul Smith, 61, is charged with animal cruelty. Police say he tossed the five, three-week old puppies on to the Humane Society property.

"It appears the man was trying to do the right thing, of getting the animals to the proper place to take care of them," said Captain John Best with the Marshall Police Department. "But the manner he went about it was wrong."

The five puppies all seem to be OK. They'll be up for adoption in about a month.