LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky mother reeling from her 10-year-old son's death says Louisville's school district must do more to prevent bullying.
Seven Bridges hanged himself at his family’s home on Saturday while his mother was out grocery shopping, WHAS-TV reported. The child’s 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.
Charles told WAVE that her son was born with a medical defect that required a colostomy bag. She said her son's health problems were the reason why other kids would make fun of him.
Jefferson County Schools superintendent Marty Pollio said everyone is devastated by the eighth recorded suicide this year in the district of 100,000 students. The district has provided grief counselors at Kerrick Elementary, and is investigating the reports of bullying.
Charles told the Courier-Journal she wants her son's death to help start a dialogue about the problems of bullying and what can be done.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. FOX News contributed to this report.