The parents of Kardin Ulysse, a 14-year old junior high student in Brooklyn, are rightfully outraged after their son was blinded during an anti-gay hate crime attack at school. They hope to share his story with the world to finally put an end to the madness. Details follow.
The NY Daily News reports:
“My son is very upset. He says, ‘Daddy, am I ever going to be able to see again?’ ” Pierre Ulysse said Monday.
His son, Kardin Ulysse, 14, has undergone two surgeries on his right eye since the June 5 beatdown at Roy H. Mann Junior High School in Bergen Beach. It is unclear 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 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,” he added.
Kardin, an eighth-grader, was set upon by a pair of seventh-graders who were calling him a “f-----g f----t,” a “p----,” a “transvestite” and “gay,” according to a Department of Education occurrence report.
The family's attorney filed a notice today to sue the city for $16 million. The lawsuit attests that the city failed to properly supervise the students.
(Source and image: NYDN)