Two boys facing charges in St. Louis dog beating video

Two boys facing charges in St. Louis dog beating video
A video of this juvenile body slamming a dog went viral on social media. Police received many calls and the boy and his friend have been arrested.

There's actually good news to report today after a sickening video made the rounds of a dog being tossed and beaten by two young boys who where laughing while abusing the dog. The horrible St. Louis dog beating video went viral over several social media channels as people stepped up to identify who was involved and get authorities involved. The dog is now safe and in the hands of a good rescue. The incident happened in the St. Louis area.

Brian Schellman, A St. Louis County officer and spokesman for the department says they started getting calls around 12:30 Thursday afternoon. (Quote from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.)

“Apparently, this was a Facebook post that spread far and wide pretty quickly,” Schellman said. “We've gotten about 50 calls from people nationwide.”

Tipsters that saw the St. Louis dog beating video recognized the boys. School officials verified the identity of the boys involved and alerted authorities as well. They are now in police custody. The brief video, which has since been taken down, shows a boy body slamming the dog to the ground twice and punching the dog.

Social media so often is the heart of so many bad things - from bullying to other issues. Here's a case where it triggered a reaction in the public that resulted in a lot of people doing the right thing by calling police. Thanks to the calls, the dog is safe and the boys are off the street for now.

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