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Snapchat video shows children using stun gun on kitten

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A still from a Snapchat video that appears to show a child use a stun gun on a kitten, as another child looks on. CBS AFFILIATE WJAX A still from a Snapchat video that appears to show a child use a stun gun on a kitten, as another child looks on. CBS AFFILIATE WJAX

Nassau County, Fla. —  Officials are investigating a video that appears to show a child using a stun gun on a kitten, as another child looks on, reports CBS affiliate WJAX.

In the video, which was originally recorded using the social media app Snapchat, the kitten can be seen scampering away after one of the kids bends down and holds what appears to be a stun gun to its body.

The video was turned over to Nassau County Animal Services on Thursday morning. Officers believe the video was recorded in the town of Yulee, Florida.

"For one, they shouldn't have had a Taser, and to tase a kitten or anyone for no reason, that's cruel," Nassau County Animal Services Director Timothy Maguire said in an interview with WJAX.

Maguire said citizens have helped authorities identify the kids in the video, and that the case has been turned over to the county sheriff's office.

It is not clear if the children in the video have been charged or whether the kitten suffered injuries.

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