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.
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.