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Mother Says 10-Year-Old Son Took Life After Bullying

Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 22, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WAVE 3)– A 10-year-old Louisville boy was found dead over the weekend after an apparent suicide.

According to WAVE 3 News, Tami Charles found her son, Seven Bridges, after he complained about being tormented by bullies.

Bridges was a fifth grader at Kerrick Elementary School, Charles told WAVE 3.

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 said.

“We signed him up for DuBois Academy,” Charles said. “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. Bridges is the youngest JCPS student to have died by suicide this school year.