CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The principal and an assistant principal at a Tennessee high school where three basketball players face charges of raping a teammate won't be working in that school district in 2016-17.
Stacy Stewart, the Hamilton County Department of Education assistant superintendent for human resources, confirmed Thursday that Ooltewah High principal Jim Jarvis is taking a leave of absence and assistant principal Allard Nayadley is resigning.
The Chattanooga Times-Free Press first reported the news.
Gatlinburg police have charged three Ooltewah players with the Dec. 22 aggravated rape of one freshman teammate in an alleged hazing incident.
Nayadley entered a pre-trial diversion program in May on charges of failing to report the abuse to the proper authorities. If he complies with terms of that program, the charges can be removed from his record.