Anti-gay bullies leave teen blind in one eye

Brooklyn 14-year-old teenager Kardin Ulysse was brutally attacked by bullies while being called a 'faggot'

Anti-gay bullies leave teen blind in one eye
20 June 2012

A Brooklyn 14-year-old teen was left blind in one eye after a brutal assault by anti-gay bullies in the middle of his cafeteria this month.

Kardin Ulysse has undergone two surgeries on his right eye after he was attacked at Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Bergen Beach, as reported yesterday (19 June) by.New York Daily News.

The eighth-grader was assaulted on 5 June by a pair of bullies who called him a ‘faggot’, ‘pussy’, a ‘transvestite’ and ‘gay’, according to a Department of Education report.

It is unknown whether the bullies’ punches or the broken shards from his glasses damaged his eyesight.

One attacker pinned the boy’s arms, while the other punched the victim’s face, head and neck. 

Ulysse broke away, and the fight continued in the cafeteria until school safety officers and aides finally intervened.

Father Pierre Ulysse told NY Daily News his son, who wants to become a doctor one day, will need a transplant.

He said: ‘For me to send him to school with two eyes and come back with one eye is really absurd.

‘I want the world to know about this.’

Asked why the teens were using anti-gay slurs, the victim said: ‘I think he said that to hurt me and because he’s a bad person.’

Ulysse, who now wears a bandage over his right eye, said he had informed the principal he had been a victim of bullying at the school for some time. A Department of Education spokesman said the principal was taking the matter ‘very seriously’.

The parents of a 13-year-old student filed a lawsuit against the school last year, alleging a pattern of bullying.

The family filed a notice yesterday (19 June) to sue the city for $16 million for failing to protect its students.  



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