NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is an update on a 12-year-old boy who died unexpectedly last month in Brooklyn after his family said he was bullied.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday that Romy Vilsaint died of natural causes related to peptic ulcer disease with H. pylori infection.

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His family had told CBS2 the fifth grader was attacked multiple times in the week before he died, including getting slapped in the head.

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He was a student at Public School 361 in East Flatbush.

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The Department of Education has said it is investigating the incident.

CBSNewYork Team