Some people just suck Long Island teen claims Penn State fraternity member beat him for being gay: 'Don't let a frat guy know that you're gay' BY Melissa Chan NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 10:03 AM A A A Share this URL @itsJohn718/via Twitter Enlarge @itsJohn718/via Twitter Enlarge @itsJohn718/via Twitter Enlarge John Mateer, 19, claims he was assaulted by a member of a fraternity while visiting Penn State University. A Long Island teenager claims he was brutally beaten by a fraternity member after revealing he was gay during a visit to Pennsylvania State University. John Mateer, 19, posted photos on social media after the bloody attack Sunday, sparking outrage from thousands of supporters and a police probe into a possible hate crime. "Don't let a frat guy know that you're gay," he wrote on Twitter. "I am bleeding on my phone." Facebook 19-year-old John Meeter claims he was assaulted by a member of a fraternity while visiting Penn State University. The Wantagh, L.I., native studies at Queens College but was visiting Penn State over the weekend when he said he was targeted outside a fraternity house by a man who outwardly said he hated homosexuals. "Got the living s--- kicked out of me. The brother admitted that he hated gays. Proceeded to kick the s--- out of me," Mateer said on Twitter. The teen received an outpouring of support after his tweet was shared more than 12,000 times since Sunday. "This has brought me to tears," one Twitter user wrote. "I can't describe how disappointed I am. No one deserves this." "This is disgusting," another said. "I am so sorry that you had to go through this just for being yourself." Penn State condemned the alleged attack in a statement Tuesday. "Violence in any form is repulsive and hurtful, and those responsible should and will be held accountable for their actions," the statement said. Gene J. Puskar/AP Mateer said he was attacked outside a fraternity house on Penn State's campus. The suspect was identified late Monday and is not a Penn State fraternity member, the State College Police Department said. Officials did not release his name. Authorities say they are not investigating the incident as a hate crime. Mateer did not immediately return requests for comment.