School board says no answers yet regarding Ooltewah assault case after meeting with legal counsel

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

The Hamilton County Board of Education met publicly for less than four minutes tonight.

School Board Chairman Jonathan Welch was the only person to speak to the room full of more than 100 people.

"The public is looking for answers and we won't have any tonight," he said.

Welch said he welcomes local law enforcement investigation, and hopes it will assure the public that nothing is being "swept under the rug" after a freshman member of the varsity boys basketball team was allegedly raped and assaulted with a pool cue on a team trip to Gatlinburg.

Three teammates were charged with allegedly assaulting the freshman teammate on Dec.