Bullying over colostomy bag blamed for 10-year-old boy’s suicide

Posted at 5:31 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 07:31:53-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/NBC News) – A Louisville, Kentucky mother is in mourning after finding her 10-year-old son dead over the weekend from an apparent suicide.

Seven Bridges was a fifth grader at Kerrick Elementary School, and was tormented by bullies according to his mother, Tami Charles.

Charles began documenting her son’s torment months ago. She posted videos expressing his pain from bullying. Charles said he was born with a medical defect that required a colostomy bag. Numerous surgeries to his bowels didn’t completely solve the defect, and spare clothing was left at the school in the case of any bowel leak, she says.

“We signed him up for DuBois academy,” Charles says. “We would talk to him about having new friends and a new start. He just had to get to the end of the year.”

Charles found her son Saturday morning in their home.

“At 10 years old, my question is how did you even know how to do that?” she asks.

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