Boy, 10, hangs himself after being bullied for wearing a colostomy bag

Boy, 10, hangs himself after being bullied for wearing a colostomy bag

A 10-year-old Kentucky boy allegedly committed suicide after he was repeatedly tormented at school for wearing a colostomy bag. Seven Bridges hanged himself at his family’s home on Saturday. Bridges, born with an unspecified bowel condition and having undergone 26 unsuccessful surgeries to fix the issue, was required to wear a colostomy bag. The district has opened an investigation.

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Robert Lindsay
Robert Lindsay 1 year

Bullying is a particularly nasty human instinct. It's part of male and female pecking order mentality, just as it arises in all kind of animal species in the natural world. We may imagine humans are above all that, but it takes a passionate sense of protection and the active teaching of compassion and empathy to educate it out of us at a young age. Educators cannot leave it to chance. To bully is human, to rise above it is civilisation.

TheBornOfFire
TheBornOfFire 1 year

and I have the cheek to think I have it rough sometimes... perspective eh? life just kicks some poor buggers in the nuts from day one :-(

Asura Bomb
Asura Bomb 1 year

it's too much. we need actual adults to prevent this in our schools! I have been in this position before and it is HELL!

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