Warning: Cellphone footage in the video below is disturbing.
A senior at Patterson High School in Sacrament, Calif. was arrested Friday after a video that appears to show him throwing a kitten into a body of water.
The video was shot over a year ago, but it surfaced this week and has been shared across social media hundreds of times.
The overwhelming amount of shares on social media helped put the incident on their radar officials said.
Garret Haile was arrested before school on Friday. He was booked on a felony animal cruelty charge. Investigators say whoever recorded the video may also face charges.
It is unknown if the cat survived.