Ooltewah students charged with rape, assault after teammate injured with pool cue

The boy was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville where he underwent surgery

Ooltewah High School is photographed on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Three former Ooltewah High School basketball players are charged with aggravated rape and assault after a teammate was assaulted days before Christmas.

The students charged are minors, and though charges have been filed only in connection with the assault of one student, sources close to the situation confirm three additional members of the team were hazed in the incident.

One freshman was seriously injured when a pool cue was forced inside his rectum, puncturing his colon and the tip of the cue breaking off in his bladder, multiple sources told the Times Free Press.

photo Ooltewah High School is photographed on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, near Chattanooga, Tenn.

The assault allegedly took place on Dec. 22 in the basement of a cabin on Laurel Mountain Road in Gatlinburg, Tenn.,