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Rapid Response Alert - Katy, TX

MOBB United for Social Change Believes Katy ISD and Local Law Enforcement Has Failed to Keep Student A. Jay Alexander Safe


On October 10, 2017, A. Jay Alexander, age 11, was assaulted in a boys restroom at Morton Ranch Middle School. A larger boy grabbed A. Jay, threw him against the floor and punched him multiple times as other students looked on. Police were called to the school and A. Jay’s parents were notified. The perpetrator remained at school, on in-school suspension, and was subsequently returned to the general student population. The investigating police officer classified the incident as a fight rather than an assault and Alexander was described as the aggressor. Alexander is a special needs student with eosinophilic esophagitis. A physical assault, such as what Alexander suffered, can cause severe injury to individuals with this condition.

Katy ISD and local law enforcement officers have consistently failed to protect this student. The perpetrator continues to harass A. Jay and he continues to feel unsafe in his school. A. Jay’s mother has asked for a more comprehensive response from the school district and has been offered little help or support.

Our sons deserve to attend school without fearing for their safety. Katy ISD has failed and continues to fail in providing a safe learning environment for A. Jay.


Call To Action


Contact the following officials with the Katy ISD and demand they create a safer environment for their students. MOBB United for Social Change is demanding the Katy ISD take the following actions to ensure the safety of its students:

  • Katy ISD should review the officer’s rationale for classifying the incident as a fight rather than as an assault
  • Katy ISD should provide an opportunity for conversation between the students, parents and school staff, specifically to allow A. Jay to express himself about the incident and to voice his anxiety about his safety since the incident

Ashley Vann,President, Katy ISD School Board
[email protected]

Dr. Lance Hindt, Superintendent
[email protected]

Dr. Saneel Bell, Principal, Mortons Ranch Middle School
[email protected]

Robert E. Jinks, LCC, Chief of Police, Katy ISD




M.O.B.B. United for Social Change, Inc. is a nationwide coalition of moms who are dedicated to making the world a safer place for Black boys and men by eradicating harassment, brutality and unwarranted use of deadly force by law enforcement against our sons. The group was born out of frustration over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in Minnesota and numerous other innocent Black boys and men killed by police before and after them. It has grown into a mobilized force of moms determined to make a difference. We aim to influence both policy and perception that impact how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement.