By RYAN GORMAN
The feel good story of the summer turned into a horrific nightmare last month when teens in Ohio dumped a bucket of feces and urine on a 15-year-old with autism.
The unidentified high schooler was convinced by classmates at Bay High School, outside Cleveland, to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but they turned the charitable craze into a cruel joke.
"Once we found out about it, we were just horrified," mother Diane told WJW. She wanted the video made public to show how horribly her son was bullied by his peers.
The teens tortured their fellow student with a bucket brimming with feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts.
Video shows them dumping it off the roof of a garage, a river of human fluids covering their victim.
Diane, whose last name is being withheld to protect her son, discovered the revolting video on her son's cell phone and was horrified.
"I mean, the first thing that popped into my mind was like, why could someone – how could someone do this?" said other son Jacob. "How could someone really be this cruel to someone?"
The boy's mother went to the police. They plan to bring charges against those responsible.
"I want these kids held accountable for what they did to him and they targeted somebody who just didn't really understand what was going on," she said.
"He was embarrassed because he did not know what the contents were until afterwards and then he didn't want anybody to know," she continued. "They used his phone to tape it and they put it up on Instagram."
Police have met with the boy and his family.
"It's disturbing to watch, you can obviously tell that somebody has been taking advantage of there," Det. Kevin Krolkosky told WJW. "Obviously, if possible, we do want to hold those individuals accountable for their actions."
The boy's mother still is in disbelief over what happened and hopes his tormentors are brought to justice.
"The bucket challenge is supposed to be raising awareness for this disease and now they've turned it into a sick joke," she said. "I just can't understand why kids would do something this cruel."
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