The outrage may never subside. Nor should it.
The ramifications of the aggravated rape charges against three Ooltewah High School basketball players in connection with an assault against a 15-year-old teammate continue to resonate, from more than 100 former Ooltewah graduates asking for independent investigations to special Board of Education meetings.
As they should.
The collective community support, evidenced by an online fund-raising account at gofundme.com/b2gdhe7g totaling about $30,000 in a little more than a week - is not enough.
It's on each of us to take every measure to ensure this does not happen again.
Let's start with the Board of Education. You have been over the top in your verbal outrage. Well, act on it. Demand transparency in the investigation.