Officials Quiet About Basketball Player Rape

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 14:27:21-05

Pressure has been mounting for Hamilton County school officials to publicly show action has gotten underway to handle the assault of a 15-year-old student.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported an Ooltewah High School freshman was hospitalized on December 22. Three of his basketball teammates were arrested and later charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault.

District officials haven't spoken publicly about the investigation. Meanwhile, a group of more than 120 Ooltewah High School alumni have been asking for an outside authority to investigate the incident.

Assistant Superintendent Lee McDade said an investigation into the assault was ongoing, and Ooltewah will handle the discipline in this case.

The school board has been scheduled to meet Wednesday. They will first meet in a closed executive session, and then in a public meeting to act on and discuss the situation.