Greeson: School leaders, it's time to lead after Ooltewah mess

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

The Hamilton County Board of Education met Wednesday night trying to find answers in an unfathomable scenario.

No one can make sense of acts so evil as those perpetrated on an Ooltewah High School freshman basketball player allegedly raped with a pool cue by three teammates.

Reading that string of words makes everyone cringe. And pray. And wonder.

News emerged before the meeting that the rest of the school's basketball season has been canceled. Many think this should have happened in the hours after the Dec. 21 assault.

There is no good side in a tragedy of this magnitude, and we can never forget that the life of a 15-year-old boy who was trying to be part of a team has forever been changed.