Suicide of a 10 Year old (Not Local)

The day of January 22, 2019 reported a ten year old boy committed suicide for being bullied. In Kentucky Seven Bridges, a ten year old boy, attended Kerrick Elementary where he was tormented and bullied about his colostomy bag.The bullying was in school and also the bus, where he was choked and called a racial slur. Bridges was born with a medical defect that led him to go through 26 unsuccessful surgeries, which then required him to wear a colostomy bag. Bridges’s mother, Tami Charles, claimed the bullying was so severe, they were planning to switch schools the next year. Before then, the bullying led Bridges to hang himself in his closet, where his mother had found him. Charles states that the school did nothing to stop or prevent the bullying. “We found that the school system had a lot of holes and a lot of inconsistencies with their policies about bullying,” Charles told WLKY. “They stood on the verbal message, the lip service of zero tolerance, but they did not deliver.”

( Editor Note: Please if you see any bullying at our school, Don’t hesitate to tell a teacher. It could be you that can save a life. Be Kind.)