Man who didn't get teaching job accused of sending dead animals to school

An Indiana man who authorities say mailed dead animals to a school, fabricated stories of sex abuse and made death threats because he didn’t get a desired job, was charged Tuesday, according to court documents.

Travis Tarrants, 40, was reportedly upset he wasn’t hired for a fourth-grading teaching position and basketball coaching job. So, he harassed the man who was hired, as well as the man's fiancée, the documents allege.

Tarrants called the Department of Child Services several times claiming the man hired for the job was having sex with an underage student and sexually abusing his fiancée’s daughter, WISH-TV reports.

He also sent letters to the man and the man’s fiancée; one included a photo of male genitals, WISH reports.

Terrants allegedly sent four dead skunks and a dead raccoon in the mail. Most were intercepted, but one made it to the school district’s administration building, FOX59 reports.

The station also reported that both victims — the man and his fiancée — received voicemails threatening to kill the fiancée and her baby.

Terrants was charged with stalking, intimidation and criminal mischief in Jackson Circuit Court.

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