Source: NY Daily News
Posted By: Tyler B. (YDS Host)
Detroit Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a 7-year-old boy, It is believed that the boy was bullied at his Detroit elementary school.
The boy was found by his 14-year-old sister on Wednesday evening, hanging from a bunk bed with a belt around his neck, cops told the CBS affiliate in Detroit.
The sister reportedly went to get help, and an adult family member tried to revive the boy.
Neighbor Harold Pleasant told WJBK Fox 2 News he witnessed the commotion from his own home.
“[The sister] was just laying there, crying and howling,” he said.
The boy was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Pleasant described him as a “cheerful young man.”
Police are waiting for a medical examination to be complete before ruling on an official cause of death, a Detroit Police spokesperson told the Daily News.
Fox reports that police believe bullying at school is what led to the boy’s death.
Police told the Daily News the investigation into motive for the apparent suicide is ongoing.
We will continue to update you on this Bullying Report story if and when more information becomes available.