Ohio rally planned in support of pranked student

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — An autism support group is working with students to stage a rally before a football game at a northeast Ohio high school where a bucket of feces and body fluids were dumped on a special-needs student who thought he was taking part in the "Ice Bucket Challenge" fundraiser.

Outraged police in the Cleveland suburb of Bay Village are pledging to bring charges against the students responsible for the prank, which the student's mother discovered this week on his cellphone. Since then it's gained national publicity.

Laura Hoffman of Autism Speaks tells The Plain Dealer newspaper (http://bit.ly/1o5gEb4 ) that a rally is planned before Friday night's football game. During the day, students will be collecting money for ALS research as well as for Autism Speaks.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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