A federal judge has made several new and mixed rulings in the 2015 Ooltewah High School rape case, which will allow parts of the civil case claims to move forward through the judicial system.

The two victims, referred to in the ruling as 'John Doe' and 'Richard Roe, Sr.', and Hamilton County Board of Education asked U.S. District Court Judge Harry 'Sandy' Mattice to rule in their favor earlier in 2018.

The 62 page ruling changes the nature of the case from allegations of a culture of hazing at Ooltewah High School to what happened inside the Gatlinburg cabin two and a half years ago.

U.S. District Court Judge Harry Mattice dismissed negligence claims against coaches Andre Montgomery, Jesse Nayadley and former Ooltewah principal Jim Jarvis from the federal level, meaning they could be brought up on the state level.

Mattice did say a federal jury could decide if the Hamilton County Department of Education violated Title IX and civil rights claims by two students who were sexually assaulted in the Ooltewah rape case.

The students, who were not named, say they were attacked with a pool cue by their fellow teammates during the trip in 2015.

Their attorneys claim the school district showed a "deliberate indifference" to the bullying and hazing the students experienced before the Gatlinburg incident and is something they must prove in order to win the Title IX claim against the district.

But attorneys representing the district disagree saying the victims didn't report the hazing to administrators.

The question also remains if the district properly trained employees to protect victims of assault.

The district maintains employees were and are properly trained but now it will be up to a jury to decide.

It's unclear when the cases will go on trial.

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The entire ruling can be seen below.