Houston Gay Kid Beaten with Metal Pipe; School Officials Refused to Help

This seems to have turned into Attack A Gay Teen week. At least JayRon isn’t dead.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We need to protect ourselves. Those with the authority or ability to help have made it clear over and over and over and over and over and over that they’d rather see us attacked (or worse) than treat us like human beings. I’m 100% dead serious. Protect yourself.

According to the 16-year-old, the attack took place off campus. He said a fellow student beat him after school while eight others stood around and watched. Martin believes he was beaten because he’s gay.

“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,” he said.

Hours before the incident, JayRon Martin said a friend told him a group was planning to attack him. The teen said he talked with two administrators about his concerns. The administrators took a written statement from him, said Martin.

“I sat down in the cafeteria and I started writing the letter and so then I handed it to them and they said, ‘We are going to call y’all down and stuff like that,'” he said.

Martin said he was never called to the office, and the administrator didn’t call his mother.

At the end of the school day, Martin said he rode the bus home. The group threatening Martin was riding the same bus. Martin said he told his bus driver, but nothing happened. The teen said the group ran after him as he got off the bus.

“You don’t understand, I was just running for my life and nobody was like there at all. Nobody was doing anything for me,” said Martin.

Martin said the group chased him, and he ran into one of his neighbors’ home. While there, Martin said, one of the teens beat him for seven minutes with a pipe. He said the attack didn’t stop until the man who lives in that home came downstairs. “Then the man came down with his shotgun and he was like, ‘Y’all need to stop. Y’all need to stop,’ And the boy wouldn’t stop and he just kept hitting me and hitting me and so he cocked his gun and that’s when he ran out,” Martin said.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the 16-year-old who beat Martin. The accused teen is facing aggravated assault charges. His case is in the juvenile court system, and those records are sealed. No other arrests have been made at this time.

On Wednesday, Cy-Fair School District officials said they have launched an investigation. They said they have placed Martin’s bus driver on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. The district is also reviewing the actions of an assistant principal.

“I’m disgusted,” said the teen’s mother Lakenya Martin. “I’m sorry, after the fact doesn’t do it. The school district let us down. I mean, let all of us down because it could have been anyone’s kid.”

The Cy-Fair mother said she wants to move away from the neighborhood and out of the school district.

“When the child does what they’re supposed to do and the adult doesn’t, what are you supposed to say then? How do you make him feel comfortable? How do you give him back that sense of security,” she said.

Martin suffered a concussion. He also has cuts and bruises on his arms and hands, and said he does not want to return to school.

Meanwhile, the Martin family has retained an attorney and is considering a civil lawsuit.

In case you missed it, the bus driver is still getting paid and the two assistant principals are still in charge of children’s safety. I’d call it unbelievable, but we know better than that, don’t we?

Stand tall, JayRon and Mrs. Martin, and please plug into the Houston LGBT community for support. You are not alone!

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10 thoughts on “Houston Gay Kid Beaten with Metal Pipe; School Officials Refused to Help

  1. I understand that beating him wasn't right but then again they don't give off the full story c'mon its 2009 there is many gays roaming the halls of Langham creek high school why out of all pick him?…….. JayRon isn't the only victim here. Get the full story and thats all i say.

  2. This is stupid. Why not tell the police if so concerned? But I do understand what it's like to be an outcast in high school – the principal should have reported it to the police. Gay beating is NOT a hate crime, it is a crime of exclusion. They don't get beat because they're gay, they get beat because they're different. Some kids get beat up for talking about WoW at school, some get beat up for wearing a Jurassic Park backpack in 10th grade (guilty), and some get beat up for being in the choir. In high school, being gay is NOT RELEVANT! Especially because THEY DON'T KNOW THEY'RE GAY!! Did this homo do another guy in the butt? He's what, 16? 17? Maybe he found out how he was gay like the way my best friend did in high school – some 35 year old pervert took advantage of a femine teenage boy and had sex with him in the mall parking lot. That makes me SO ANGRY! I mean, I try to be neutral in the whole gay debate thing. I am accepting of them, but it makes me wonder if all teenage boys who 'think' they're gay end up finding out with a nasty old pervert who takes complete advantage of their situation. That's just wrong.

  3. Um…yeah.I agree that police should be contacted more quickly, but students are taught to go to school authorities first, so that's what he did. Jayron did his job. The school authorities didn't do theirs, and he suffered the consequences.Jayron was beaten with a metal pipe for the better part of ten minutes while a group of kids cheered his attacker with gay epithets. You can call it a scoop shovel for all I care, but the law considers it a hate crime.As for whether teenage kids know whether they're gay, I can tell you that they do, or at least that they might. I knew by the time I was ten years old.Finally, I would request that you refrain from using statements like “Did this homo do another guy in the butt?” on my blog. I do it from time to time with a double dose of irony, but it's otherwise unacceptable.

  4. his not the victim everybody at school knows how he iswell walkig in the hallways he would push plp outta the way even if he didnt' know them i would know b/c he push me and didnt even bother to say sorry he just walk off like nothing.And not so long ago i saw him at the store and well i was walking the same way as he was andhe just look at me with such hate n laugh, we neva got along and come on he would even try to fight with gurls he even told me “i would fight you” .his makin it a big deal bc ders alot of gay guys at school n y didnt those plp get one of them instead…probably bc Jayron did or said something to them.There has been plp saying the reason he got beat up and i think he should have not been doing that even when the oda dude told him to stop.If dats true!If he said he ask for help and nobody help him, than he should have talk with his parents so they could have gone up to the school or something!!!!But it was wrong wht dy did to him…but he should stop bein so fake!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Okay like he said supposly 10 plp beated him up n w/ a pipe if that was the case i think he should have look like he was beaten w/ a pipe but he didnt when i saw him which was nt so long ago (dec. 1)i saw him at ross just walkin like nuthin had happen he look fine to me, you would have neva tell dat he had gtten beaten up.An d if you go to langham creek n ask students bout jayron, dy well tell u he was nt well like some plp even said he deserved dat!Everybody even said oh he would ust walk in the hallways pushin plp away! simple as dat!his ust tryin to make plp feeel srry for him n stuff!he is ust like a DIVA n u kno how dy r!!!!!!!!!im ust sayin diz cuz i kno him i went to middle school w him n even had a class with him n dats when i kne he was a lil bitch im srry bt is true!!!if u knew how he is than probably u wouldnt b defenin him!N IF HE WAS SCARE 4 HIS SAFETY N NO ONE DID SOMETHIN HE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ONE OF THE OFFICERS LANGHAM C. HAS!!!!!!!!!!!!HE HAD ALOT OF CHOICES NT UST THE BUS DRIVERS OR DA SCHOOL ADMINISTERS

  6. his not the victim everybody at school knows how he iswell walkig in the hallways he would push plp outta the way even if he didnt' know them i would know b/c he push me and didnt even bother to say sorry he just walk off like nothing.And not so long ago i saw him at the store and well i was walking the same way as he was andhe just look at me with such hate n laugh, we neva got along and come on he would even try to fight with gurls he even told me “i would fight you” .his makin it a big deal bc ders alot of gay guys at school n y didnt those plp get one of them instead…probably bc Jayron did or said something to them.There has been plp saying the reason he got beat up and i think he should have not been doing that even when the oda dude told him to stop.If dats true!If he said he ask for help and nobody help him, than he should have talk with his parents so they could have gone up to the school or something!!!!But it was wrong wht dy did to him…but he should stop bein so fake!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Okay like he said supposly 10 plp beated him up n w/ a pipe if that was the case i think he should have look like he was beaten w/ a pipe but he didnt when i saw him which was nt so long ago (dec. 1)i saw him at ross just walkin like nuthin had happen he look fine to me, you would have neva tell dat he had gtten beaten up.An d if you go to langham creek n ask students bout jayron, dy well tell u he was nt well like some plp even said he deserved dat!Everybody even said oh he would ust walk in the hallways pushin plp away! simple as dat!his ust tryin to make plp feeel srry for him n stuff!he is ust like a DIVA n u kno how dy r!!!!!!!!!im ust sayin diz cuz i kno him i went to middle school w him n even had a class with him n dats when i kne he was a lil bitch im srry bt is true!!!if u knew how he is than probably u wouldnt b defenin him!N IF HE WAS SCARE 4 HIS SAFETY N NO ONE DID SOMETHIN HE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ONE OF THE OFFICERS LANGHAM C. HAS!!!!!!!!!!!!HE HAD ALOT OF CHOICES NT UST THE BUS DRIVERS OR DA SCHOOL ADMINISTERS

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