A Kentucky Boy, 10, Commits Suicide After Being Bullied for Wearing Colostomy Bag

Updated On 23 Jan, 2019 Published On

A young boy, namely Seven Bridges 10, from Kentucky committed suicide after repeatedly being bullied at school for wearing a colostomy bag, multiple sources reported on Tuesday, January 22.

According to WHAS-TV report, Bridges killed himself by hanging at his family’s home on Saturday, January 19, while his mother was not at home.

Tami Charles, the mother of the child, said she found her son hanging inside a closet. She told the news station, "I saw my son dead. That's something in my head."

According to WDRB-TV report, Bridges was born with an unspecified bowel condition. He underwent 26 unsuccessful surgeries in order to fix the issue.

Because of the ailment, Bridges needed to wear a colostomy bag that collects waste 'from a portion of the colon outside the body'.

As per the report, Bullies targeted the boy because of the smell from the bag. Tami told the station that Bridges was being bullied repeated for months.

Of her son's school district, she said, "JCPS: You all failed my baby".

The family is reported to taking legal action against Jefferson County Public Schools.

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