You might have thought the Ice Bucket Challenge was just a bit of harmless fun. You may have even been nominated to receive a bucketful of ice cold water on your person, After all, what’s the harm? And it is for charity after all.
Unfortunately, as with most good things in life, there is always a minority which wants to spoil the fun and take all the joy out of something so innocent. The Ice Bucket Challenge, sadly, is no exception to this rule.
It has been revealed by Bay Village Police Chief Mark Spaetzel that, at a high school in the area, students filled a bucket with their own urine, feces and spit, and tricked an autistic classmate into taking “the challenge” telling him it was water that was to be thrown on him.
E! Online reported that Drew Carey, host of The Price is Right, took to social media when he read about the disgraceful incident at the high school. Carey, in fact, was so upset by the story that he offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the students involved.
Carey took to his Twitter account on Friday to express his outrage at the news, tweeting, “WTF? Just saw this. Horrendous. These kids should be arrested and expelled,” adding that he is putting a bounty up for the incident, “If the Bay Village PD wants to start a reward fund to find who did this, contact me. I’ll donate $10,000.”
Fox reported that later on Carey tweeted that he promised to donate the same amount to the organization, “Autism Speaks,” if police find the perpetrators without assistance from the public.
For his part, the Bay Village Police Chief called the act “heinous” and said charges would be brought as soon as police find the teens responsible for the prank on the 14-year-old boy.
Even though the prank took place off-campus and after school hours the Bay Village School District is also looking to take action against any students who were involved in the incident.