Sixteen-year-old Jayron Martin, a student at Langham Creek High School outside Houston, was viciously attacked by a group of pipe-wielding students on November 12 because he is gay. The student says he learned the boys were planning to attack him after his school bus ride and asked two principals and the bus driver to help. Martin's pleas were ignored.
After that fateful school bus ride, Jayron was indeed chased off the bus by eight students. "I was just running for my life and nobody was like there at all. Nobody was doing anything for me,” said Martin. The boy was assaulted for seven minutes by with a student wielding a metal pipe while the others watched. The horrific attack was stopped by a property owner who scared the gang away with a shotgun.
Says Martin: "All they kept saying was, ‘We going to get you. We going to fight you,’ and all that and so when they started coming after me they were like, ‘You’re not going to be gay anymore.’ They just kept hitting me."
Jayron Martin suffered a concussion, cuts and bruises. He fears for his life and does not want to return to school. The 16-year-old who beat him has been arrested. There have been no other arrests.
Martin's mother is considering a lawsuit against the school and administrators. I'd say add the parents of the students, and the bus driver.
Watch KHOU's report AFTER YOU JUMP.