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Household of Overwhelmed Texas Teen Recordsdata Lawsuit Towards Associates and Mother and father


  • Cole Hagan, 16, survived a brutal assault by his classmates that despatched him to the IC.
  • Hagan, who hoped to play school soccer, is now present process intensive speech and bodily remedy.
  • His household filed a multi-million greenback lawsuit in opposition to a number of classmates and their dad and mom. 

The household of a Texas teen who suffered a brutal assault by the hands of his teammates has filed a multi-million greenback lawsuit in opposition to a number of of his “mates” and their dad and mom. 

Cole Hagan, 16, was at a pool occasion in Lake Jackson, Texas on December 3 when a number of of his friends from Brazoswood Excessive Faculty lured him outdoors the place he was ambushed by one other scholar, 17-year-old Reid Mitchell. 

Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, together with Logan Huber, 18, and Ayden Holland, 17, who’re accused of luring Hagan outdoors to be assaulted. 

Hagan, who returned dwelling from the hospital simply in time for Christmas along with his household, is now in outpatient rehab at TIRR Memorial Hermann present process speech, bodily, and occupational remedy, his household advised Insider. 

The Hagan household has filed a lawsuit in opposition to 16 people looking for an extra of $50 million in damages and naming a number of of Hagan’s friends and their dad and mom, who the lawsuit claims “knew or ought to have recognized of the plan to assault Cole Hagan.”

“The Hagan household goes to pursue justice on this case,” legal professional Loren Klitsas advised Insider. “Their son Cole, a star soccer participant, is completely broken, and so they don’t have any selection however to pursue the events which can be chargeable for it. It is horrible.”

The swimsuit accuses Mitchell of assault and Huber and Holland of the specter of bodily harm. The three have additionally been accused of constructing “false and defamatory statements…injuring Plaintiff, Cole Hagan’s popularity.”

After giving their preliminary statements to police following the assault, Huber and Holland returned to the police station to vary their tales, claiming the assault on Hagan was sparked by Hagan’s habits towards their feminine mates. These claims haven’t been corroborated by police, nor was any proof of them included in police affidavits, as Insider beforehand reported. 

Huber’s lawyer, Scott Brown, stated he’s assured his consumer shall be confirmed harmless of claims within the Hagan household’s lawsuit.

“We imagine that, sadly, he was simply an harmless pawn in all of this with no information of precisely what was going to occur, the way in which that it occurred,” Brown advised Insider. 

A number of college students are additionally accused of the specter of bodily harm because the lawsuit claims they knew of the assault earlier than it occurred and didn’t cease it. One scholar is accused of sending images of Hagan to Mitchell “to start the plan to brutally assault” the unwitting teen. Others are accused of being conscious of the assault earlier than it occurred. The scholars and their households couldn’t be reached for remark.

“It’s surprising as a result of it is a small city and these youngsters all know one another,” the Hagan household’s legal professional Klitsas advised Insider. “All of them hang around collectively, and that is why it is such a head-scratcher, that such a violent act might be executed by this mob in opposition to a very nice child.”

The dad and mom concerned who’ve been accused of negligence are Robert Brandon Mitchell, Trista Wylde Huber, Thomas Holland, Wendi Holland, Hailey Vitek Rodd, Steven Rodd, Paul Cagle, Shelley Stroud, and Rodney Stroud. They might not be reached or didn’t reply to requests for remark.


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