TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 21, 2016

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw denied motions to dismiss the charges against two Ooltewah High School coaches and the school’s athletic director, The Times Free Press reports. The three men were charged last week for failing to report abuse during a basketball team trip. However, Philyaw noted that the statutes regarding mandatory reporting of abuse are not clearly written and need to be updated. "The statute doesn't say telling the doctor is good enough," Philyaw said. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for the three men on Feb. 15.