Ten-year-old Kayden Culp, a special-needs child who has a hearing impairment and speaks with a lisp, had been bullied in the past, relatives said.
Other boys he considered his friends "would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him," his mother, Tristyn Hatchett, told the San Antonio Express-News.
"He was usually the brunt of that kind of joke," she said, "but he kept playing with them."
By Lindsey Bever
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