From Inquisitr.com -Brian Ogle is in an Alabama hospital in critical condition after a group of black teens allegedly delivered a beating that police say may have been racially motivated — and one that the victim’s mother is calling a hate crime.
The 17-year-old high school student was reportedly beaten on Friday after his school’s homecoming football game. Ogle, who is white, was with a large group of people in the parking lot of an Ace Hardware store when one or more black teens attacked him, WALB reported.
Police arrived and found Ogle bleeding from his head, the report noted, and the teen was taken to Coosa Valley Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. Brian’s mother said he suffered a fractured skull and had bleeding on his brain.
While the exact circumstances of Brian Ogle’s beating are not entirely clear, some witnesses said there was a racial motivation for his attack. Witnesses reportedly told police that Ogle had been involved in an incident in school that week, and Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson said a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter may have played a role in the attack.