‘Hot Water Challenge’: Boy severely burned after friend throws scalding water on him as he sleeps [Reports]

A Kentucky woman was arrested Friday after her son reportedly dumped scalding hot water on his 11-year-old friend at her home and she allegedly failed to get medical attention for him.

WYMT reported that Billy Oliver sustained second- and third-degree burns early Wednesday in the “Hot Water Challenge,” a game where someone either drinks scalding water through a straw or throws it on someone who isn’t typically expecting it.

The mother of the boy who injured Oliver, Angela Guth, 42, was ultimately charged with wanton endangerment and second-degree criminal abuse in connection with the incident.

Oliver was reportedly at his friend’s home Tuesday when he decided to go to bed as his friend played Fortnite. He claimed he woke up in excruciating pain after his friend threw boiling hot water on him.

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The news station reported that Oliver had undergone treatment at the Cincinnati Burn Center, where doctors said they don’t believe he’ll require skin grafts and, if he heals properly, could go home as early as last Friday. It’s not immediately known whether he remains hospitalized.

“I am living a nightmare and had no ideal about this challenge,” the injured boy’s mother wrote in a now-viral Facebook post which included graphic images of her son’s burns. “People please talk to your children this is a nightmare.”

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