Brazoswood high school student attack: Cole Hagan family files civil lawsuit for more than $50 million

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (KTRK) – The family of a 16-year-old Brazoswood High School student who was brutally beaten at a party this past December has filed a civil lawsuit for more than $50 million.

Cole Hagan is in the ICU on a ventilator after breaking two bones in his skull and breaking his collarbone in the attack, his family said.

According to a Facebook update from Cole’s brother, Cory Hagan, the boy has been released from the hospital, but will receive extensive treatment.

The attack happened on December 3, when Lake Jackson police said they were called to a home in Cherrywood Court around 11:30 p.m. after receiving a call from EMS about an unconscious 16-year-old man. and ear bleeding.

“They left him on the street after they finished attacking him and then texted one of his friends who was in the backyard of this house to say, ‘Hey, get your boy out of here. Street.’ They left him on the street, who were supposed to be his friends,” Cory told ABC13 at the time.

Cole’s family is now asking for more than $50 million in compensatory damages to pay for medical expenses and make up for what the high school soccer player has lost in terms of wages and possible incapacity. make money in the future.

Court documents allege two teenagers, 17-year-old Ayden Holland and 18-year-old Logan Huber, lured Cole out of the party by telling him his truck had been hit. Then, 17-year-old Reid Mitchell allegedly punched Cole in the face, smashed him into concrete and threw three or four stiff elbows, according to a witness. All three teenagers have been charged with aggravated assault.

The affidavit Mitchell told police there had been a build-up of animosity about the victim’s “perceived behavior toward some of their female acquaintances.”

The new lawsuit names not only the accused teenagers but also their parents, accusing the adults of negligence and that they knew or should have known about the attack plan. The lawsuit also alleges that one parent gave the students, all of whom were minors, alcohol.

The lawsuit also claims that one of the students sent a picture of Cole to his assailant to “start the scheme.”

Cole was a senior and played as a general receiver for his school. But according to the lawsuit, he may never play high school again or continue playing college football after the attack.

“Sadly, I think it’s a long shot for him to be able to play again, it’s one of his biggest passions,” Cory said in December.

Follow this link to see the lawsuit.

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