Parents blame bullying for 10-year-old committing suicide

Parents blame bullying for 10-year-old committing suicide
Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 10:34:42-05

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WTXL) - A 10-year-old boy committed suicide last weekend in Kentucky and, according to the parents, it was because their son was bullied at school. 

According to WPLG, Seven Bridges was found dead Saturday after hanging himself in a closet inside the family's Louisville home. The boy's mom was at the grocery store, while his dad was at church choir practice.  

His mom told WHAS that Seven had 26 surgeries after being diagnosed with a medical defect when he was born, and had to wear a colostomy bag before it was later removed.

She said her son was still teased after he continued leaking.  

WPLG reports the family complained in September about a bullying incident involving Seven on the bus ride home from school, where he was allegedly called the N-word and was choked by his "bus buddy."  

The school district claimed to have opened an investigation into the incident, but did not release if any action was ever taken. 

Since Seven's death was a suicide, insurance will not cover his funeral expenses. GoFundMe account has been created to help the family bury Seven.