(Actually, There’s A System In The Bug)
An Eagle Rock (Los Angeles) teacher doesn't want any bugs squashed in her classroom, so she's appointed a student insect monitor to take wiggling, creepy critters outside. Melodie Conrad's be-kind-to-bugs effort is getting praise from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which is giving her its Compassionate Teacher Award. The Eagle Rock Elementary School & Magnet Center teacher says she is aiming to instill a sense of respect for life.
FOOTNOTE: Insect aside.