A Wichita Falls teenager is now being held at the juvenile detention center after police said she tortured a kitten to death, KTVU reports, and then posted the graphic video to Snapchat.
Authorities said one female juvenile was arrested Wednesday afternoon and another girl is expected to be in custody shortly.
“We are very well aware of the situation and it is being investigated by juvenile investigators,” WFPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Harold McClure said to the Times Record. “The video is not worth watching. It is bad.”
In the video, a girl can be seen slicing what looks like a large kitchen knife into the head of a black and white kitten, which tries to run away, as the Times Record notes. Later in the video, someone hurls a bag against the floor. The kitten appears to be dismembered.
Police officers said that many juveniles don’t realize that a social media post can be evidence.
“The thing about the internet is that if you do something, on a photo or video and it gets on the internet it is there. There is no getting it off of there, so you have to realize this is a permanent thing you are doing and it is going to be recorded,” Sgt. Charlie Eipper said, as KRON4 cited.
Source:: The Mercury News