Possibly racially motivated attack… Fractured skull and a brain bleed? That’s attempted murder. Plain and simple. If this is not a hate crime then I do not know what is. Please Lord, allow this teen boy to heal completely from his dastardly injuries, and comfort his family in their time of great need.

WBRC FOX6 News – Birmingham, AL


A 17-year-old Sylacauga High School student is recovering at UAB Hospital after police say he was attacked following the Homecoming football game Friday night.

Brandi Allen, the victim’s mother, identified her son as Brian Ogle.

Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson says a large group of students gathered in the parking lot of the old Ace Hardware behind the Sonic on W Fort Williams Street in downtown Sylacauga.

Johnson says one or more black teens assaulted Ogle, a 17-year-old white teen.

When officers arrived, they found him bleeding from his head. Medics took him to the Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga and he was then airlifted to UAB Hospital where he is in critical condition recovering from head injuries.

Allen says her son suffered a broken skull in a few places and is bleeding from the brain.

Johnson says witnesses are telling police there was an incident at Sylacauga High School last week involving the victim and some of the persons of interest. He says there may have been a verbal exchange or a social media post about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, which may have sparked Friday night’s assault. More