Teen charged in seagull hatchet incident at Mount Pearl school

The 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday and released into his parent's custody.

16-year-old arrested Thursday, released into custody of his parents to appear in court later

The teen was charged after an incident on the parking lot of Mount Pearl Senior High. (Marilyn Boone/CBC)

A teenager has been arrested following an animal cruelty complaint involving a seagull and a hatchet in Mount Pearl earlier this week.

Police were called to Mount Pearl Senior High about an incident on May 15.

A teenager allegedly used a hatchet to attack a seagull.

The bird was taken to a local veterinarian and had to be euthanized.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday and is facing a criminal charge of injuring or endangering animals.

The teen has been released into the custody of his parents to appear in provincial court in St. John's at a later date.