Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An investigation finds a Tennessee high school basketball program had a "culture of hazing" even before three of its players were charged with the rape of a freshman teammate.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/2bqYKF0) reports that the Hamilton County Board of Education voted Thursday to release the findings of the Ooltewah High School investigation, which was conducted by attorney Courtney Bullard.

bethelu.edu

MCKENZIE, Tenn. (AP) — Bethel University has filed a lawsuit and obtained a restraining order against state education departments.

The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/2b2ZHmw ) reports that Davidson County Chancery Court issued the restraining order Wednesday against the Tennessee Department of Education, the Tennessee Board of Education and others, including Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen.

aclu.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has settled a free speech lawsuit sparked by a student's T-shirt.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2bnLYas) that the federal lawsuit was filed last November on behalf of a Richland High School senior who was censored by the school system after she wore a shirt to the school supporting equality for lesbian and gay people.

The shirt read: "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It."

utsports.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart is retiring effective June 30.

The school announced the decision Thursday.

Hart said in a statement he decided this would be a good time to step down "as I thought about finishing this job well and how extremely proud I am of what everyone in our department has contributed collectively to get us to where we are today."

findinghollybobo.com

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says the trial in the Holly Bobo case will likely be moved from the rural county where she lived.

According to The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/2aZWBuw ), Judge Creed McGinley said Wednesday that there has been a "significant amount of emotion in Decatur County" about the Holly Bobo case and he anticipates it will be impossible to select a jury in the county. He said "parties can safely say at this point that a change of venue will occur."

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