Published Online: January 26, 2016
Published in Print: January 27, 2016, as Athletic Staff Facing Charges Following Alleged Assault

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Athletic Staff Facing Charges Following Alleged Assault

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Two high school basketball coaches and an assistant principal/athletic director were due in court late last week to answer charges stemming from an alleged hazing incident that resulted in the hospitalization of a 15-year-old boy in Tennessee.

The coaches and athletic director at Ooltewah High School were charged with failing to report child abuse or suspected child-sexual abuse.

The complaint stems from an incident in late December, in which three Ooltewah players allegedly used a wooden pool stick to sodomize a teammate. The three have been charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault. Law-enforcement officials say four freshman players were assaulted.

Hamilton County schools placed the three adults on unpaid suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.

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