Police: Ohio teens bullied developmentally disabled boy

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Two eighth-graders accused of assaulting and bullying a developmentally disabled classmate at a northwest Ohio school have been charged in juvenile court.

Police in Sylvania, near Toledo, allege the boys had the 14-year-old classmate lick a piece of 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. The 14-year-old suspects were suspended last week.

They’re charged with assault and violating the Ohio Safe Schools Act, which prohibits bullying.

It’s not clear if the boys have attorneys. If they’re found delinquent, they could face months in juvenile detention.

The alleged victim’s mother tells The Blade newspaper that he’d been bullied previously but that there wasn’t proof in those instances.