When even the school’s LAWYERS are among the people ‘on leave’, you know it’s a big story.
This is inhuman for ANY coach to do to ANY young girl, in ANY circumstance regardless of color.
The girl crying in pain here is only thirteen.
Sure thing, coach. Just push harder. Pay no attention to the fact that she’s crying or anything… it’s not like you could be causing injuries or anything.
What if this was your daughter?
Videotapes were sent anonymously to a news station after no action was taken when they were sent to the school in June.
Eight different girls were filmed being given this treatment.
Ligaments were tearing, one of the girls said.
Ally Wakefield, an incoming freshman at East High School, can be seen in a 24-second clip being forcefully held down by four people – three teammates and newly-hired cheerleading coach Ozell Williams, reported KUSA.
In the video, 13-year-old Wakefield is seen screaming ‘No I can’t!’ and ‘Please stop!’ as several teammates hold her legs down and Williams pushes on her back.
In response, five employees, including Williams, have been placed on administrative leave while a police investigation goes underway. —DailyMail
You know if a white coach were holding down a young black girl like that it would be more than legal action…
BLM would roll into town, and start going ham on the place.
Marches, protests… the whole 9 yards. It might even make the Berkley thing look restrained by contrast.
She sustained real injuries:
‘It was tearing my ligament and my muscle at the same time,’ Wakefield told KUSA.
‘He was pushing down on the back of my right leg. He was pushing like with his other knee on my back to try to keep my posture straight.’
Wakefield’s mother, Kirsten Wakefield, sent an email to the assistant principal on June 15, attaching a video and writing that her daughter injured her leg as a result of what happened on tape.–DailyMail
Keep in mind… THIRTEEN YEARS OLD.
Kudos to the parents for NOT showing up on the property swinging a bat — or worse. You KNOW the urge would have been there for that.
The school has known since at least June 15th.
The Superintendent denounced it.
Five people are now on leave: Principal, Vice Principal (who is also athletics coach), Cheerleading coach, assistant coach, and a lawyer.
The girl herself said the obvious:
“I shouldn’t have to be afraid of high school cheerleading”.
No. No she should not.