Officials are staying quiet about Ooltewah basketball player rape case

Group of high school alumni want independent investigation

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

Someone from the outside needs to look at this. We can't investigate ourselves.

Pressure is mounting for Hamilton County school officials to publicly show action is underway to handle the assault of a 15-year-old student.

Thirteen days have passed since an Ooltewah High School freshman was hospitalized. Three of his basketball teammates were arrested and later charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault in Gatlinburg, Tenn., where the basketball team was playing in a tournament.

School and district officials have not spoken publicly about the details of the investigation, which they say is ongoing. Meanwhile a group of more than 120 Ooltewah High School alumni are asking for an outside auditor or detective to investigate the alleged rape and help the district prevent such violence in the future.