Katy ISD superintendent address bullying accusations

- During last week's school board meeting, Katy alumni Greg Gay gave a honorific account of having his head forced in a urinal by bullies decades ago.

His tale of being a bullied 7th grader contemplating suicide grabbed national headlines after he said it was Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt that shoved his head in the urinal some 40 years ago.

After he accused Hindt of being a bully, the superintendent can be heard on the video laughing.

"My reaction this past Monday night was one of shock. It wasn't out of disrespect or being insensitive. I was purely shocked, " Hindt said.

School board president Ashley Vann says by law the board could not comment at last week's meeting.

"Viral videos, edited tape, false statements and gotcha moments are part of our modern news cycle," Vann said.

The board says Hindt was fully vetted before his hiring two years ago and should be judged on the totality of his record. "Not just on claims of what a 14-year-old boy is alleged to have done some 40 years ago," Vann said.

In a prepared statement last week, Hindt denied the decades-old bullying incident.

At Monday night's, meeting he didn't confirm or deny the bullying allegation.

"Ultimately I'll be judged by one person and that's my God and Lord and Savior that's who will judge me," the superintendent said.

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