A 10-year-old boy, Seven Bridges, has allegedly committed suicide after he was criticised at school for wearing a colostomy bag.
Bridges, who hails from Kentucky, was said to have hung himself at home on Saturday while his mother went out to shop for groceries.
His mother, Tami Charles, said she found him hanging inside a closet.
“I saw my son dead. That’s something in my head,” Tami Charles told the station.
Bridges was born with an unspecified bowel condition and had has 26 unsuccessful surgeries to fix the issue, WDRB-TV reported.
As a result, he needed to wear a colostomy bag. A colostomy bag collects waste from a portion of the colon outside
the body, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Bullies reportedly made fun of the child over the smell from his bag, which he endured for months, his mom told the station.
“JCPS: You all failed my baby,” Charlies said of her son’s school district.
Charles told the station that the family “absolutely” plans to take legal action against Jefferson County Public Schools. The district has opened an investigation, but couldn’t comment on pending litigation.
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