Teen Cited After Video Shows Duck Being Fatally Hit With Golf Club on Ontario Golf Course: Police

A 16-year-old boy suspected of fatally battering a duck with a golf club in Ontario during a caught-on-video incident that was shared on social media was taken into custody and cited, police said Thursday. Four other students reportedly witnessed this, and approximately 45 seconds of video of the incident has appeared on social media,” Holton wrote. Colony High School does not condone animal cruelty in any way, and is fully cooperating with Ontario police with regard to this incident.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Joe Tirre at 909-395-2862 or leave a tip anonymously by dialing 800-782-7463. Video depicting the waterfowl being hit by the club was posted on social media, according to the release. Through the investigation, police identified a 16-year-old boy as a suspect in the case. 34.063344
-117.650888 Riverside Drive, according to an Ontario Police Department news release. He then took a club and hit the duck two times. “One of the students inadvertently hit a duck with his tee shot. KTLA’s Sarah Fenton contributed to this story. The duck’s remains were later found. An animal cruelty investigation began Wednesday night after authorities were tipped off about a duck being abused by a young man at the Whispering Lakes Golf Course, located at 2525 E. He was located at his home and taken into custody without incident. Authorities have not identified him because of his age. When the students came across the injured duck, one of them is said to have wanted to put the duck down to prevent further suffering. A screenshot of an Instagram video shows a teen raising a golf club before killing a duck in Ontario on March 7, 2018. The statement continued: “The student was arrested on charges for animal cruelty, and is not at school today. The teen was issued a citation for felony animal abuse and released to his parents, police said. The team was playing a practice round at their home course when the incident occurred, according to Superintendent Mathew Holton. A statement from the Chaffey Join Union High School District emailed to KTLA early Thursday afternoon, however, confirmed he was a student at Colony High School in Ontario and is a member of the school’s golf team.