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Athletic Staff Facing Charges Following Alleged Assault
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.
Vol. 35, Issue 19, Page 4Published in Print: January 27, 2016, as Athletic Staff Facing Charges Following Alleged Assault