Former employees at Ooltewah High School say they shouldn't be held responsible for a December 2015 attack by three of the school's basketball players against a teammate.
Hamilton County school officials argue they shouldn't be held liable for a second federal lawsuit filed in connection with the 2015 Ooltewah assault case.
The Hamilton County District Attorney's Office released the report of its joint investigation with the Sheriff's Office of the rape of four Ooltewah High basketball players.
Judge Tom Greenholtz ruled that DA Pinkston can prosecute the lead investigator in the Ooltewah rape case for the perjury charges filed against him.
A source familiar with the case told Channel 3 the oldest defendant, now 18 years old, will stay in custody until November 21st. He has not been released from custody since his arrest in December.
The Hamilton County District Attorney's office has dismissed the charges against Ooltewah High School volunteer coach Karl Williams.
A Sevier County judge has ruled that one of the Ooltewah High School basketball players charged with the sexual assault and rape of a teammate will be tried as a juvenile.
The Gatlinburg detective who investigated the alleged rape of a high school basketball player by several of his teammates alleges he's been defamed by the Hamilton County district attorney general.
The three adults charged in the Ooltewah assault case showed up to be booked at the Hamilton County Jail Tuesday.
Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston said Wednesday his office asked the TBI to investigate Det. Burns for perjury, but did not say specifically what Burns allegedly lied about.
Senator Todd Gardenhire tells Channel 3 he filed the complaint this week after attending Monday’s hearing in which Detective Rodney Burns testified.
Months after the December 22 assault, the victim is doing better. He has returned to school, although not at Ooltewah, and has been cleared to play basketball again.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will soon launch an investigation into Gatlinburg Police Detective Rodney Burns. This comes at the request of Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston.
Smith took the stand to testify about what he knew and when. He explained why the administration took a backseat in investigating the assault, saying he did not want to interfere with a criminal investigation.
Much attention has been brought to the testimony of the Gatlinburg Police detective in charge of investigating the Ooltewah basketball rape case.
Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher took exception with the statements made by Gatlinburg PD Detective Rodney Burns Monday during the preliminary hearing for the three Ooltewah High school officials.
After Monday's ruling Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw asked state Senator Todd Gardenhire to join other state lawmakers and clarify Tennessee's mandatory reporting law.
Basketball coach Andre Montgomery, Assistant Coach Karl Williams and Athletic Director Jesse Nayadley each pleaded not guilty to the charge of failing to report child abuse.
Super. Rick Smith, Asst. Super. Dr. Lee McDade, Secondary Operations Dir. Steve Holmes and Ooltewah HS Principal Jim Jarvis have been subpoenaed to testify.
An emotional outburst from one Hamilton County school board member as they agreed to enter into exit buyout negotiations with Superintendent Rick Smith.
Ooltewah High School’s Athletic Director is asking a judge to dismiss the complaint against him, alleging he failed to report the sexual assault of four freshmen basketball players.
Parents in Ooltewah met with child advocates Tuesday night for a conversation that was intended to have no boundaries. For those like Donna Christian-Lowe, the Ooltewah rape case has created shock and a number of questions which is why she came to Tuesday's parent-bully forum.
Superintendent Rick Smith's position has come under fire with more than 1,300 signatures now on a petition calling for both him and former basketball coach Andre "Tank" Montgomery to resign.
Email records show Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith did not inform the school board about the Ooltewah rape until after Channel 3 started asking questions of top officials.In response to a open records request, Smith’s office released all emails he sent, received and deleted the week of the rape.
The Hamilton County District Attorney's office says the three faculty members charged knew about the sexual and physical assault of four freshman players, knew they should report it, and did not.
Two Ooltewah basketball coaches and the school's Athletics Director have been charged in connection to the Ooltewah rape case, Channel 3 has learned.
For those disappointed in the lack of public questions or comments at Wednesday night's special called session of the Hamilton County School Board, the next regularly scheduled meeting is Thursday January 21st at 5:30 p.m.
A Special Citizen’s Advisory Committee will assist the School Board with a comprehensive review of its policies and procedures concerning Discrimination, Harassment/Hazing, Bullying/Intimidation, Field Trips, Extracurricular Activities and related matters in our public schools.
Ooltewah basketball coach Andre Montgomery has been re-assigned to the Hamilton County Book Depository, a "non-teaching, non-administrative" position, by Superintendent Rick Smith.
Hamilton County Superintendent Rick Smith reflected upon his regrets surrounding how he handled the Ooltewah rape case and took questions the public has had for weeks.
Hamilton Co. Schools Superintendent Rick Smith and Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond held a news conference Monday on the Ooltewah assault case.