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Sylvania students reaching out to the ice bucket challenge prank victim

SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Students in Sylvania are reaching out to the young boy that was victimized by the ice bucket challenge, so far 400 letters have been written and over a thousand signatures will be sent.

Elementary students are signing a poster board and middle school and high school students are writing letters to send. Some of the encouraging words include ‘never give up' and ‘keep fighting.'

"I know how it feels to be bullied," said Southview student Hayley Felty. "And it's kind of one of those things where once you experience it you want to help back, like you don't want to be bad for someone else."

"He probably feels like really down and very disappointed that people were willing to go to those extents to make him feel bad," said student Cristin Reno. "But we wanted to make sure that he didn't feel bad at all."

The letters are being sent as a part of the Peace Project for Sylvania students which reaches out to students across the nation that have been bullied.

"When I heard about it, and I happened to see that on facebook, and that just wasn't acceptable and we have so many kids that are doing good things and that are very caring and respectful," said Peace Project Coordinator Bill Geha.

The letters will be sent by Thursday. 

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