The Bell County Sheriff’s Department has now taken up the investigation of an incident involving a cat being thrown into Lake Belton.
Video of the incident was posted on Twitter and has drawn national attention.
Bell County spokesman Major T.J. Cruz says the department was contacted by Belton police regarding the incident and they will be doing the followup investigation.
He says the case has been assigned to an investigator who will review the case starting Wednesday and will be interviewing parties involved.
Belton police have already identified three juveniles believed involved.
Because of their ages, their names are not being released.
Major Cruz says when the investigation is complete, “the appropriate referrals to juvenile authorities will be made.”