Rick Hihath

Dogfighting
11:12 am
Tue January 18, 2011

Mo. teacher connected to dogfighting bust may lose teaching license

A veterinarian at the Humane Society of Missouri points to a picture of a rescued fighting dog's wounds. (Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio)

A Missouri teacher involved in the one of the largest dog-fighting rings ever broken up in the United States may lose his license to teach in the state tomorrow.

Rick Hihath, from St. Joseph, is a former teacher who worked at a state school for the severely disabled.

In a March 2010 hearing, the Commissioner of the Missouri State Board of Education recommended that Hihath lose his license, and legal action tomorrow may see that recommendation through.