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La. Tech: Worker tried to cover up mascot's death

3 years ago August 01, 2012 Aug 1, 2012 Wednesday, August 01 2012 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 2:25:02 PM CDT in News
Source: La. Tech University
By: Brian Waldrep

RUSTON - School officials said a worker tried to cover up the recent death of Louisiana Tech's mascot due to heat stroke, and was fired.

Dr. Patrick Sexton, who cared for the school's mascot for the past four years, said Tech XX died Sunday after a worker left him outside too long.  

Sexton said instead of reporting it, the emplolyee tried to cover it up and reported he was missing.

"Due to this negligence, the employee is no longer employed by Sexton Animal Health Center," he said."

Louisiana Tech University issued this statement as well:

"Louisiana Tech University was saddened to learn of Tech XX's passing this past Sunday evening. He will be remembered for being a fan favorite and a symbol of the spirit of Louisiana Tech.
Since becoming our official mascot in 2008, Tech XX received superior care and a loving home from Dr. Patrick Sexton and, despite the unfortunate circumstances of the past few days, we are grateful for all he and his family have done for our beloved mascot.

"Tech XX was a cherished member of the Louisiana Tech Family and, together, we will all grieve his passing."

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