Ooltewah cheerleaders' lawsuit dismissed

Ooltewah cheerleaders' lawsuit dismissed

August 1st, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Three girls kicked off Ooltewah High School's cheerleading squad last fall for underage drinking were not deprived of their constitutional rights or victims of sex discrimination, a federal court judge ruled Monday.

In a 25-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Harry S. Mattice dismissed a lawsuit filed by the girls' parents against the Hamilton County Department of Education, Ooltewah Principal Mark Bean and cheerleading coach Kelly Peterson in December.

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