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Principal, Bus Driver Ignore Antigay Beating


A 16-year-old student in Houston who was attacked late last week by fellow students because he's gay says he was ignored by two school principals and a bus driver when he asked for help.

Jayron Martin told people he had heard the boys planning the attack, and his fears were confirmed when he was chased off of his school bus and assaulted for seven minutes by a boy with a metal pipe while eight others watched.

A property owner finally broke up the attack when he scared the boys away by firing his shotgun.

"All they kept saying was, 'We going to get you. We going to fight you,'" Martin told Houston TV station KHOU, "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. ... You don't understand, I was just running for my life and nobody was like there at all. Nobody was doing anything for me."

Officials with the Cy-Fair school district in Houston say they are looking inot the incident. The bus driver has been placed on administrative leave, and the actions of an assistant principal are under investigation.

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