The duck was then struck with a bat and was put in a bag, AL.com reported. Police said a student then decided to put the animal "out of its misery" and continued to strike the duck, finally disposing of it -- still in a bag -- in a wooded area, the website reported..
Oliver told AL.com that a coach heard the commotion and found the duck gravely wounded. The duck was taken to a veterinarian but had to be euthanized, Oliver said.
Police said their investigation led to the arrest of Grant on May 31. He was booked into the Tallapoosa County Jail and was released the same day after posting $5,000 bond, AL.com reported.
"We pursued an investigation to see if criminal charges were warranted," Turner told the Outlook. "Our investigation showed it did warrant criminal charges. Two warrants for arrest were obtained for aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class C felony."
Grant will appear in court in late July, the website reported.