At a sleepover with his friends, 15-year old Nickolas Conrad was expecting to have a good time and create some happy memories. Conrad was not expecting to be awakened by a horrible pain on his neck.
At first Conrad didn’t know what the pain was – he simply woke up with an awful pain right in the middle of his throat.
“I felt this really bad burning on my neck and when I woke up and I started screaming and crying,” Conrad said. “It was the worst pain of my life.”
In fact, Conrad was the victim of a new Internet ‘challenge,’ the ‘Hot Water Challenge’, in which someone throws boiling water on an unsuspecting person.
This absolute brutality is what happened to Nickolas. One of the other boys at the sleepover had thrown hot water on him as he slept, causing first and second degree burns.
“They’re not my friends anymore and they’re not going to be,” Conrad said.
The boy’s mother, Mickey, was furious at the incident. “I thought it had been an accident but when I found out it was deliberate, it’s so concerning,” she said. “Don’t ever say: ‘My child won’t do that,’ and educate them.”
Stunningly, no charges have been filed against the teenage boys from party, and the adults that were home at the time were sleeping during the event say they had no idea what went on.
The so-called “Hot Water Challenge” has already led to one death. In Florida, 8-year-old Ki’Ari Pope, was dared by her cousins to drink boiling water through a straw. Her injuries forced her to undergo a tracheotomy, and she died due to her injuries.
To try and avoid situations like this, parents should share these six signs that a ‘nice’ person has secret negative intentions.