The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank on an autistic boy led to multiple charges being issued against the teens involved in the crime. Three out of five of the teens were charged with assault and police have confirmed they have turned themselves in.
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The fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank involved dumping a mixture of urine, tobacco spit and water on a 15-year-old autistic boy who was part of their class at school. Assistant County Prosecutor Duane Deskins, who heads the office’s Juvenile Division, said the prank crossed a moral line by going too far.
“The victim and the five charged juveniles were and are friends and classmates. They regularly associate with one another and at times engage in distasteful and sophomoric pranks. However, this incident is clearly different. It crossed a moral and legal line, and even the five alleged perpetrators understand that and have expressed regret.”
Two of the five teens were charged with disorderly conduct due to being involved with the Ice Bucket Challenge prank and are awaiting a summons for their court date. Three of the teens involved in perpetuating the prank are facing two counts of delinquency, assault and disorderly conduct. Police requested the three with assault charges to turn themselves in.
According to Detective Kevin Krolkosy, the three teens reported with their parents.
“Over the last few days, they turned themselves in and were processed,” Krolkosy said to The News-Herald. “That included fingerprints and photographs, as per departmental policy.”
Deskins also added that the charges sought to find a balance where the teens are punished for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank, but they also want to rehabilitate them.
The charges recommended in this case strike a balance between punishment and rehabilitation. As the second oldest juvenile court system in the country, the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court has a mission to ‘administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.”
According to 19 Action News, the teens were released into the custody of their parents and they currently await a court date yet to be set by the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.