UPDATE: Former Hixson High School teacher indicted by grand jury
UPDATE: The former director of the sports medicine program at Hixson High School Bethany White has been indicted by a grand jury.
Court records say between November 15, 2018 and December 15, 2018, White engaged in sexual penetration with a person at least 13 but less than 18 years of age at the time of the offense.
She has been indicted with one count of Aggravated Statutory Rape.
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Bethany White is being investigated by the Chattanooga Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.
Hamilton County school officials say White is suspended pending an investigation into whether grounds exist to terminate her employment. Their investigation is to determine whether she is guilty of unprofessional conduct.
School officials say her classes will resume, and students’ graduation and certifications will not be affected. Bethany White has worked for the county schools since 2009. Her suspension became effective on March 28.