You would have to live under a pretty sizable rock if you haven’t heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge is a social media movement helping to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, by having participants either donate $100 to the charity or donate a lesser amount but post a video to social media in which they pour a bucket of ice over their head.
In Ohio, though, a group of Bay High School students used the charitable challenge as an opportunity to play a cruel prank by dumping a bucket of urine and feces over the head of a 14-year old autistic classmate. They then posted the video on Instagram, which was found by the boy’s mother.
The high school held a vigil for the teen before a Friday night football game as a sign of solidarity in denouncing the prank. Students pushed for the entire community to wear blue to show their support of autism awareness.
Comedian Drew Carey, a Cleveland native and the host of the popular game show “The Price is Right,” took to Twitter on September 5th stating, “If the Bay Village PD wants to start a reward fund to find who did this, contact me. I’ll donate $10K.”
When questioned what would happen if the culprits were found without the reward, the comedian stated the money would be donated to the advocacy organization Autism Speaks.