Calgary police say the beheading of a chicken in the cafeteria of an art school was part of a project and was sanctioned by an instructor, CFFR reports.
Duty Inspector Cliff O'Brien says police were called to Alberta College of Art and Design around 12:15 p.m. Thursday when a student called to report someone was killing a chicken with a knife.
O'Brien says many students were shocked, but others were classmates and knew what the student was going to do.
He says police are talking to the Crown to see if charges are warranted.
The college released a statement on its Facebook page that it is working with faculty, students and staff to "better understand" what happened.
The college says any students are experiencing shock or grief can contact the school's counsellor.