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      Art school instructor fired after student kills chicken for project

      CALGARY - An instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design has been fired after a student beheaded a chicken in the school's cafeteria, calling it part of a public art performance.

      Gord Ferguson has confirmed he was terminated but refused further comment.

      School officials have also declined to comment, saying it is a personnel and legal matter.

      Calgary police had said at the time the student's actions were sanctioned by an instructor and were part of a project to perform and record an act of protest.

      Some students in the cafeteria called police after seeing the student kill the chicken with a knife, then pluck it and clean it.

      No criminal charges were laid.
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