A group of teenagers in Ohio has turned the Ice Bucket Challenge into the Shit Bucket Nightmare. They told a 15-year-old autistic classmate that they were going to help him make a video for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, instead of ice water, they filled a bucket with feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts and then poured it over his head. Using his own cell phone, they uploaded the video to Instagram where his mother later found it. If ice water raises money for ALS, I hope a poo bucket challenge raises money to send these kids to one of those military-style boot camps.
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This is like the horror film Carrie, but worse; at least in Carrie the kids just used pig’s blood and Carrie had telekinetic powers to instantly reap revenge on them.
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The victim’s mother, Diane whose last name was not released, reported the incident to police who are working with the school to investigate. The teens involved could face charges, and the victim’s family wanted the video to be released so more parents would be aware of bullying.
“The bucket challenge is supposed to be raising awareness for this disease and now they’ve turned it into a sick joke,” the boy’s mother told a local news outlet. “I just can’t understand why kids would do something this cruel.”
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Does it shock you that kids would do something this cruel? It used to be that kids could get away with this kind of thing; if the incident hadn’t been witnessed by an adult. It would have been the word of a young autistic boy against that of several of his classmates. “Well gosh Mr., we don’t know what happened; he poured the bucket of shit on himself! We all saw it.”
Now that everyone is constantly recording video of everything and uploading it to social media, the sadistic nature of these types of kids can’t be ignored. The passive response in these types of situations used to be “well, boys will be boys.” But with video evidence staring us in the face time and again, the response has turned into “holy shit, The Children of The Corn live in this town!” Think I’m being harsh? Remember these lovely children that made their bus monitor, an elderly woman, cry:
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On second thought, people are never going to change. So the lesson here, kids, is if you want to gang up on and brutally denigrate someone in a twisted fashion, don’t post a selfie, a Vine, or an Instagram video of the event. Some fun memories you have to just keep and cherish on your brain- cloud.
I’m kidding! Stop being such miserable twats to each other. Let us know in the comments what you think an appropriate punishment should be for these delinquents.
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