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New developments shed different light on Bay Village ice bucket attack

19 Action News Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor discovered the shocking new developments in the Ice Bucket Challenge attack on a 15-year-old Bay Village, Ohio boy.

Multiple sources are telling 19 Action News that the five teenage boys police have identified as suspects had no idea their good friend was autistic when they dumped water mixed with bodily fluids on him.

The mixture included urine and spit and nothing else.

The incident took place over night on August 18 and was reported by the victims parents as an assault on September 8.

Sources say the group of teens including the victim have a history of pulling physical pranks on each other including bleaching of hair and shaving off an eyebrow while a teen is sleeping.

They have grown up together and hung out as a group all summer long. The group didn't single the victim out or bully him. 

Sources close to the investigation tell 19 Action News it was a prank typical of this group of friends and not an attack on a disabled person.

Some of the five teens and other teens at the house during the incident are receiving death threats and one teen suspect has made suicidal comments.

Bay Village Police will not comment on whether or not the suspects knew or didn't know before the incident that the victim was autistic.   

The police are expected to hand over their investigation to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office on Friday.  

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