Hamilton County Schools attorney denies swaying Ooltewah High School inquiry

Attorney Scott Bennett speaks during a meeting at the Hamilton County Department of Education on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.

A lawyer for the Hamilton County Board of Education denied interfering with an investigation into Ooltewah High School's sexual harassment culture following the 2015 rape of a student, but one board member said Tuesday he and his colleagues need more answers.

Scott Bennett never limited Courtney Bullard's probe into compliance by Ooltewah and Hamilton County with sexual harassment and bullying policies, according to a motion filed Sunday by other attorneys for the school board. If anything, Bennett asked Bullard to expand her review to "the full measure of problems facing the school system," the motion says.

But you wouldn't know it reading the 83-page motion that plaintiffs' attorneys for two student victims filed last week.