At the Katy Independent School District school board meeting in Texas Greg Barrett came to talk about bullying. Lance Hindt the school district superintendent was in attendance.
Barrett came to explain that he was targeted as a kid because his name at the time was Grey Gay. “I was bullied,” he said. “Unbelievably bullied. I started out and I had teachers that bullied me, I had kids that bullied me, even the coaches. I had nobody to turn to.”
He then recounts a story about a gang of classmates that assaulted him, shoving his head in a urinal, then they proceeded to kick him while in the fetal position. Barrett continued to talk about how he felt suicidal because of the beating. “Well, I went home and I got the .45 out of my father’s drawer and put it in my mouth. Because at this point I had nobody–nobody in the school system–to help me. Is that the way this is going to be?”
Looking directly at Hindt: “Lance, you were the one that shoved my head in the urinal.” Hindt response was to start laughing.
Hindt's office released a statement completely denying the allegations stating in part that “a bullying incident [that] occurred more than 35 years ago” and accusing Barrett of trying to “impugn my character and reputation.” However, a couple of days later Christopher Dolan came forward that he witnessed the assault and that Hindt was a known bully in both middle and high school. Dolan sated: “I do remember, recall, one incident that happened where Lance Hindt took Greg into a bathroom,” Dolan tells ABC-13. “He was in the bathroom and put his head, into uh, into a urinal." Furthermore, "He was a bully and he let people know that he was in charge. Nobody messed with Lance Hindt, not at West Memorial Junior High and not at Taylor High School.”
Watch the confrontation