A second 2015 Ooltewah High School sex assault victim has settled a civil case with the Hamilton County Department of Education. But, much like a settlement from earlier this year, the terms are confidential.
Instead of going to trial in Chattanooga's U.S. District Court in January, department attorneys agreed to a "minor settlement" with the student, who is referred to as "Richard Roe" in court documents. That settlement is sealed, but court records show a state judge approved it Tuesday.
"John Doe" and "Richard Roe" are two of the four then-minors who say older classmates attacked them with pool cues during a December 2015 trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for a basketball tournament. On the night in question, with coaches either gone or not watching, Doe's classmates held him down and penetrated his rectum with a pool cue.