The alleged bullying incident at Northwest High School has resulted in charges against the two juvenile suspects involved.
The Stark County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that a 16-year-old has been charged with M1 telecommunications harassment and M4 disorderly conduct, while a 14-year-old has been charged with M4 disorderly conduct.
Stark County Prosecutor Kyle Stone stated, “Based on the review of the case and the facts presented to this office, the defendants have been charged accordingly.” The charges reflect the severity of the alleged actions and aim to hold the responsible individuals accountable.
The incident, which shocked the community, involved two boys who allegedly coerced a student with special needs into removing feces from a toilet with his hand. The incident was recorded on a cell phone.
The Canal Fulton Police Department launched an investigation into the matter. The department’s school resource officer gathered evidence and conducted interviews. Following the investigation, consultations were held with prosecutors from Stark County Juvenile Court to determine the appropriate charges in this case.
As of now, the identities of the students involved and the specific charges have not been released to the public.