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Parents' questions on Ooltewah assault not answered in BOE meeting

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Parents, students, and faculty from various Hamilton County Schools were present Wednesday night. But they wish they didn't have to be in this room.

“It’s just sickening what happened to him. I hate it for him and his parents,” said Lee Rogers.

They brought questions. That went unanswered.

After 5 minutes, the meeting was adjourned.

READ MORE | Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith's statement

But not without Dr. Jonathan Welch letting the public know that if they are looking for answers the board doesn't have them. He told them: "We do not have those powers."

READ MORE | Hamilton Co. School Board Chairman Dr. Jonathan Welch's statement

Lee Rogers and Tammy Baxter have children enrolled at Soddy Daisy High School.

Their kids are in the band. The parents are chaperones when they go on trips.

They wanted to hear how the board plans to prevent hazing in the future.

“Just what may happen with the future of school trips,” asked Rogers.

With that not possible Wednesday night, they have to hold their questions until next board meeting.

Because it was a special called meeting the board was not required to hear questions Wednesday night.

The next board meeting where the public can address the board is January 21.

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David Carroll covers education news and issues at schools across the Tennessee Valley.


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