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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Signal Boosting This, But I Warn You....It's Rough To Watch

Some teens in Ohio thought it would be great fun to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. One of those teens was a fifteen year old boy with autism, and his "friends" thought it would be great to add urine, feces, spit and cigarette butts to his bucket. Then they used his phone to video it being poured over him.

After that, they posted the video to Instagram, so that lots of other kids could laugh at their idea of fun. Their victim was humiliated, embarrassed, and didn't want anyone to know what they did to him.

His parents decided to make the video public in order to educate people - this is the kind of bullying that happens on a regular basis for special needs kids, and there's nothing funny about it. It's sad and it's sick and it's infuriating, particularly if you're a special needs parent like me. That could be my son.

Someday, it may likely be my son, at least in some very similar circumstances. That thought makes me sick to my stomach and makes me want to punch a wall.

Or at the very least, a bullying kid from Ohio.

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