Ooltewah High School (Tenn.) will cancel the remainder of its boys basketball season after three players were charged with aggravated rape and assault in a hazing incident involving a 15-year-old teammate, according to a report.
WRCB reported that Hamilton County superintendent Rick Smith will make an announcement today about the cancellation. Since the incident, which happened on Dec. 23 while the team was in Gatlinburg for a basketball tournament, four other players have told police that they were also assaulted:
All four say they were victims of assault, but the player who was hospitalized was apparently treated more harshly because he “spoke up,” according to sources. Family members of three of the younger players have either pressed criminal charges, or are planning to do so.
The primary victim’s family also says that two of the older students were physically involved in the attack, while the third took video of the incident with a cellphone.
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