The incident, which was recorded on the boys cell phone, was released to KTLA sister station WJW-TV. The teens family chose to share the video in an effort to make other parents aware of bullying, the Cleveland Fox affiliate reported.
In the clip, the shirtless teen is standing in front of a garage when from above comes a bucketful of liquid, which according to the boys family, contained feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts.
Once we found out about it, we were just horrified, the boys mother told Fox 8. I want these kids held accountable for what they did to him, and that they targeted somebody who just didnt really understand what was going on.
A police investigation is underway and criminal charges could be filed, according to Bay Village Police Department Det. Kevin Krolkosky.
Obviously, if possible, we do want to hold those individuals accountable for their actions, Krolkosky said.
The teens mother and father hoped the release of the video will inspire other parents to talk about bullying with their own children.
The bucket challenge is supposed to be raising awareness for this disease and now theyve turned it into a sick joke, the victims mom said. I just cant understand why kids would do something this cruel.