Aaron Hill speaks publicly for the first time since attack

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - A stormy Friday evening in Okeechobee didn't keep Aaron Hill from greeting his supporters at a rally downtown.

"I am surprised and shocked by all the support. I didn't expect it to go so viral," Hill said.

About two dozens supporters held signs that said "Justice for Aaron."

The case has gotten international attention after a video of the teen on the autism spectrum went viral.

A Facebook support page has almost 100,000 likes.

"It has gotten so big all over the place. I feel really great. I'm glad my fans and supporters are showing their love and caring," Hill said Friday.

Okeechobee Police made two arrests in the case.

Andrew Wheeler was arrested for child abuse. Police say he is the person in the video attacking HIll.

Evadean Dailey was also arrested for child abuse. Prosecutors say she was an adult in the home and did not stop the attack.

Hill's mother says she wants to continue the Justice for Aaron campaign to spread awareness for autism and bullying.
 


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