Remarks in Ooltewah rape case fuel community outrage, calls for change

Detective Rodney Burns described what happened to the 15-year-old boy as 'something stupid kids do'

Dr. Sam Bernard speaks to members of the JFK Club as the meet at the Foundry inside the Chattanoogan on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Bernard is a psychologist who deals with disaster, suicide, trauma and bullying, and he spoke about the situation involving the Ooltewah High School boys' basketball team.

I'm sitting there thinking, a cue stick up someone's rectum is traditional? This guy's insane.

Testimony from a Gatlinburg, Tenn., detective on Monday, in which he said the assault of an Ooltewah High School freshman was not rape, has fueled outcry from the community and local officials.

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, called Gatlinburg Police Department Detective Rodney Burns' comments "disturbing."

photo Dr. Sam Bernard speaks to members of the JFK Club as the meet at the Foundry inside the Chattanoogan on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Bernard is a psychologist who deals with disaster, suicide, trauma and bullying, and he spoke about the situation involving the Ooltewah High School boys' basketball team.