In Bay Village, Ohio, a group of high school students tricked their 14-year-old autistic classmate into doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of filling the bucket with ice water they filled it with feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts and dumped the bucket from a roof onto the special needs teen.
Okay so I don’t usually post stuff like this but I feel like this is an exception.
This sickens me to no end. The fact that these kids are getting away with this is even worse. They have taken a wonderful challenge and turned it into something horrible, a cruel trick to play on an innocent classmate just because he was different than what they’re used to.
This hits very close to home for me because i have had many friends who were (and still are) bullied because of autism, and while I don’t keep in touch with many of them any more, I know countless other people who are being bullied by their classmates just because they’re a bit different. I was bullied myself because people thought I was depressed (people would offer me knives during school, discuss how many times i cut myself in a day, talk about how my family probably doesn’t love me enough, etc.) And I know that we don’t deserve to be treated this way. Nobody deserves this (unless you’re the assholes that dumped the bucket on this kid).
Please, please if you have the time, sign this petition.