CLEVELAND (AP) — Three teens who admitted to dumping urine, tobacco and spit on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an ice bucket prank have been ordered to do community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.
A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office says the teens admitted to charges of assault and disorderly conduct. A juvenile court magistrate ordered the community service and apologies on Monday.
The autistic teen thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge for charity when the boys dumped the bucket on him in August.
The prank went viral after the autistic teen’s mother found a video of it on his cellphone and allowed media outlets to make it public.
All the teens live in the Cleveland suburb of Bay Village.