14 Year-Old Beaten Blind In Anti-Gay Attack, Family Plans To Sue District For $16 Million

The Daily News is reporting that bullies shouting anti-gay slurs in the cafeteria of a city middle school left a Brooklyn teen blind in one eye after a brutal assault.

Kardin Ulysse, 14, has undergone two surgeries on his right eye since the June 5 beatdown at Roy H. Mann Junior High School. Mann is located in Bergen Beach. Reports are uncertain whether the bullies’ multiple punches or the broken shards of lens from his eyeglasses caused the damage to his cornea.

“The doctor says he needs a transplant,” Pierre Ulysse (father) said. “For me to send him to school with two eyes and come back with one eye is really absurd.

Because of the incident and document reports of bullying, the parents have decided to file a $16 million lawsuit for failing to properly supervise students. Lawyer Sanford Rubenstein will represent them. He has called for called for the authorities to investigate whether the attack is a hate crime and upgrade the criminal charges to felonies. Since the attackers are minors, the two alleged bullies would be charged with misdemeanors in Family Court.

Recounts of the accident state that the eighth grader was double teamed by a pair of seventh graders. The pair called him names such as a “f***ing fa**ot”, a “transvestite” and “gay.” One schoolmate pinned the victim’s arms, while the other was clear to send punches on the defenseless Kardin’s face, head and neck. Kardin was able to break away, but the fight continued in the cafeteria until school safety officers and aides finally intervened.

More updates to come when reports are released. 

(Photos via New York Daily News)

8 COMMENTS

  • Reply June 19, 2012

    Jai Makokha

    I guess the assumption is that New York is extra liberal and accepts everyone. I’m disappointed that isn’t the case.

  • Reply June 19, 2012

    It's Cost Me A Lot, But There's One Thing That I've Got...

    THIS IS DISGUSTING AND BARBARIC! WE MUST SHOW OUR SUPPORT AND DEFEAT THIS HATRED!

  • Reply June 19, 2012

    Khalil Ismail

    These kids need to be locked up for a long time. This kid lost the usage of an eye for GOD’s sake!!!

  • Reply June 19, 2012

    Musique

    Why didn’t the officers intervene from the jump? Cuz He was a Black Gay Kid. This needs to be rectified and the students and staff should be punished

  • Reply June 20, 2012

    Kofi Adoma

    Nowhere in the article does it say this kid is gay. He never identified himself as such. It was the bullies who PERCEIVED him to be gay. And hence, that’s where the trouble lies. It’s the STIGMA that all of us should invest in erasing. Kids learn early that it’s ok to treat someone like this because they THINK someone is gay. They learn this from ADULTS. What are each of us doing to de-stigmatize this stigmatized identity?

  • Reply June 20, 2012

    Xavier Hodge

    ***speachless***

  • Reply June 20, 2012

    rick

    this is just sad.

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