7-year-old’s suicide blamed on bullying

The Detroit Free Press reports today that a 7-year-old Detroit boy who took his own life had been bullied.

The article, by a team of reporters, said, “The mother told police that her son ‘had been depressed due to her recent separation from his father; the fact that he had been bullied continuously by the children at school, in addition to the constant teasing that he had endured because he was the only boy in the home of eight females,’ a report says.”

In a related article, Detroit City Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins said the boy’ death indicates the need for a anti-bullying laws like the one she had proposed and that the city recently enacted.

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