BELTON, Texas - A social media post surfaced Tuesday of a Belton teenager throwing a cat in a lake.
Channel 6 confirmed the teen was a Belton High School football player, and have chosen not to release his identity.
The teen’s step-mother told Channel 6 it happened after a dare.
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The step-mother assured Channel 6 he will be disciplined.
The boy’s family did not want to go on camera but said they are humiliated.
They said he made a bad choice and is now facing consequences at home. Channel six reached out to a Belton High School student, who wanted to remain anonymous. She said the teen's actions were cruel.
“I just knew this was something that shouldn’t happen, and people should have a little more love and respect for creatures other than humans. It just made my heart drop. I was really unhappy,” the student said.
Belton police are investigating the incident.