16-year-old Brazoswood HS student unconscious in ICU after being attacked by peers, family says

A teenager is now unconscious after a group of high school seniors reportedly attacked him at a gathering on Friday, according to the victim’s family.

BRAZORIA COUNTY – A 16-year-old Brazoswood High School football player is still lying unconscious in the hospital after a group of fellow students reportedly attacked him at a gathering on Friday, according to the victim’s family.

The older brother of 16-year-old Cole Hagan, Cory Hagan, told KPRC 2 that his younger brother was invited out to the social gathering in the Lake Jackson farms neighborhood by his peers.

Sometime after Cole arrived at the party, another teenager informed him that his car had been damaged, causing him to go outside to check out his vehicle.

Moments later, he was attacked and severely beaten by one or more teens who he believed were his friends. One of the students hit him from behind with a “blunt object,” Cory said.

Cory went on to say that the suspected ringleader of the entire incident planned the situation out earlier in the week.

After the students finished attacking Cole, they reportedly left him lying on the ground outside.

The “ring leader” texted Cole’s close friend after the beating, saying, “Go get your boy out of the street.”

Cole has been unconscious at Memorial Hermann Hospital since Friday evening suffering from three different skull fractures.

Cole’s family is offering a cash reward of $20,000 to anyone who may have video of this attack.

“What I am feeling is ah, it’s a roller coaster of the most extreme grief you can imagine. To see him hurt and for him to be attacked in this senseless act of brutality, it’s unimaginable,” Cory said.

Brazoswood High School released a statement saying, “We are aware that a Brazoswood High School student was the victim of an off-campus assault at a Lake Jackson residence by another Brazoswood student over the weekend. The student involved will not be on campus.”

Anyone who may have captured video of this attack or has specific information about the attackers is asked to call the Lake Jackson Police Department.

About the Authors:

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.

Emmy-winning investigative reporter, insanely competitive tennis player, skier, weightlifter, crazy rock & roll drummer (John Bonham is my hero). Husband to Veronica and loving cat father to Bella and Meemo.