Son being hypnotized after prom led to hospitalization, parents say

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BELLEVUE, NE (KRON) – Parents of a high school student in Nebraska want answers after they say their son’s prom turned into a hospital visit.

It’s a night the teen says he doesn’t even remember.

Elizabeth and Harrell Cox say their hearts dropped when their son’s date was banging on their door Sunday morning.

“So, I just ran out to see, and when I saw Jaylin, he was literally going in and out of consciousness,” Elizabeth told WOWT.

Jaylin says he has no memory of what happened.

“I don’t really remember anything,” he said. “Only thing I remember was when I woke up in middle of the hypnosis and then he put me back to sleep and I fell. That’s all I remember.”

CNN is told Jaylin and his classmates were being hypnotized at Bellevue West High School.

The event was organized by parents.

“You’re messing with a child’s mental state,” Elizabeth said. “That’s not something I would want on Jaylin.”

Elizabeth said Jaylin volunteered. In videos provided to CNN by Jaylin’s parents, you see Jaylin fall twice.

They worry he hit his head.

His parents believe his weird behavior that night was caused by being hypnotized or the fall.

“I think that’s the scariest part we don’t know,” Harrell said.

Jaylin was taken to the hospital.

Doctors say he didn’t have a concussion and his toxicology report came back clean. 

“I don’t know what happened, what took place at that event, and why they would even allow a kid to participate in something like that without the consent of us,” Elizabeth said.

The Bellevue Public School District says the event was hosted by the school, but not put on by the school.

The district adds that it is working with Jaylin and his family on what will come next.

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