CONCORD (KCBS) – The chicken coop at El Monte Elementary School in Concord is empty now after someone broke in and strangled Linny and Maxine, two of six pet chickens that the children used to watch during recess. But school officials say support from the community, and the entire Bay Area, has been overwhelming.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

”I’ve had someone from San Jose offer to donate two full-grown chickens, and I had a lady leave a message because she has some baby chicks she wants to donate,” said Principal Christina Boman.

Boman said the chickens were killed while the kids were on Thanksgiving break.

”It was very hard for elementary school children because they’re so innocent, to understand why someone would do this,” said Boman. “Especially because the chickens were not harming anyone.”

She said a surveillance camera will be installed after the remaining chickens are placed back in a repaired and fortified chicken coop.

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