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Classmates dump bucket allegedly full of feces, urine on teen with autism in ALS Challenge ‘prank’

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (PIX11) – The family of an Ohio boy with autism says they are horrified after video surfaced showing the boy’s classmates dumping a bucket allegedly full of feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts on his head — a sick twist on the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The family of the 15-year-old boy, who attends Bay High School, told affiliate Fox 8 that they couldn’t understand how anyone could be so cruel when they saw the video.

“Once we found out about it, we were just horrified,” the boy’s mother, Diane, said.

The family does not want their last name used to protect the identity of the boy, but want the video made public to hold the teens involved accountable.

According to WJW, the family shared the video to make other parents aware of bullying.

“I mean, the first thing that popped into my mind was like, why could someone – how could someone do this?”said the boy’s brother, Jacob.

Diane said her son didn’t realize what was in the bucket until after it was dumped over his head. She says the classmates used the boy’s cellphone to record the video, and then posted it on Instagram.

“He was embarrassed because he did not know what the contents were until afterwards and then he didn’t want anybody to know,” she said. The boy’s mother said she discovered the video on his phone.

Police are now investigating and the boy’s school is cooperating. “It’s disturbing to watch, you can obviously tell that somebody has been taking advantage of there,” a detective working on the case said.

“The bucket challenge is supposed to be raising awareness for this disease and now they’ve turned it into a sick joke,” the boy’s mother said. “I just can’t understand why kids would do something this cruel.”

17 comments

  • amb5886

    Do the same thing to them but make them sit in it for 48 hours. When they’re caught all they’re going to get is probation or community service. Make the punishment fit the crime. It’s the only way these scumbag kids will learn anything.

  • Kevin

    There is absolutely no reason for you guys to show the video, regardless of what the parents wanted. And then patting yourselves on the back with “well we posted it because the parents wanted it”. That’s BS.

  • Sick Bastards

    “What followed was a horrible, disgusting, mortifying experience the teen will never forget. Let’s watch.” – Stay classy PIX11

  • Barb

    Sickening. Turn em loose on the public! Let’s get em! Evil losers. Their parents should be punished right along with them!

    • msp6710@yahoo.com

      BARB, SOMETIMES THESE KIDS ARE AFRAID OF THEIR PEERS AND DO AS THEY TELL THEM TO DO. IT’S NOT ALWAYS THE PARENTS FAULT! I’m PRAYING THEY GET THROWN IN JAIL FOR A LONG TIME, THEY ARE DISGUSTING PIGS!!

  • Tom

    Everyone except the school and the kid did something wrong. The students were wrong in doing the stunt in he first place, the parents were wrong in wanted it shown and the pix 11 is wrong for agreeing and showing it. Take the right actions when having justice served. I feel sorry for the teen who had the to endure this and also for everyone whose been involved with the bucket challenge in positive way. Its a shame that these losers turned it into cruel joke.

  • Cydramech

    Why would criminal charges not be brought? I’m an anarchist-libertarian asking that, seriously. What they did was nothing short of physical assault and torture, and there can be no justice in this case if they do not get charged accordingly.

  • Jennifer E

    Did the boy not know the kids who did this to him? Surely he saw them and can point them out. Maybe even name them? Why haven’t they been caught already?

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