Cultured raccoon creeps into Scarborough high school’s art class
‘He did not have time to get into the paint,’ art teacher says
A Toronto raccoon seemingly sought sophistication in its Wednesday morning escapade and crept into an art classroom at R.H. King Academy.
Mark Tufford, an art teacher at the Scarborough high school, arrived at work shortly after 8 a.m. to prepare for the day.
He opened the windows and left the room, only to return to the critter perched on a desk, “looking at me.”
“It was mostly disbelief,” Tufford said of the sight. “It was definitely a story to tell.”
“He was sitting on a table. I could see him clearly through the window of the door.”
Tufford locked the classroom door and informed the main office.
“The raccoon was terrified,” he said.
“King” the raccoon later sought refuge in a supplies cabinet, Tufford said.