SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Two teenagers accused of assaulting and bullying a developmentally disabled classmate at a northwest Ohio school will have to apologize and serve 25 hours of community service to help people with special needs.
Police in Sylvania, near Toledo, alleged the 14-year-old boys had the classmate lick candy after secretly wiping it in a bathroom urinal, then revealed what they’d done and punched and teased him. The Feb. 18 encounter was captured on surveillance video.
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They were sentenced Monday in juvenile court for violating the Safe School Act.
The Blade newspaper reports an attorney for one of the defendants suggested it’s a case of “kids will be kids.”
The judge didn’t buy that and told that defendant he didn’t seem remorseful.
The boys haven’t been allowed back at school.