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What Happens If You Birdnap An Emu?

What Happens If You Birdnap An Emu?

By Kathy Niver. CREATED Oct 5, 2012

Papillion, NE - Four teens who brought a six-foot emu from Iowa and locked it in Gretna High School will be eligible for diversion.

The three youngest--who are not named because of their age--will not be charged and are eligible for juvenile diversion. A fourth, 18-year-old Andrew P. Urban, was charged with second degree trespassing and animal cruelty. He is being offered adult diversion.

Last month a janitor discovered the giant bird in the school's commons area; Sarpy County Sheriff's deputies had to round it up.

The emu now belongs to a Gretna company that puts on wildlife shows for parties and schools.

Reported by Kathy Sarantos Niver, kathy@action3news.co,