Cheerleader: Gay Kiss Got Me Booted Off Squad

Security camera footage resulted in suspension from school
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 17, 2011 1:16 PM CDT
A cheerleader at a Texas high school says he was suspended and thrown off the squad for kissing another boy.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Security footage of a Texas teen kissing another boy got him suspended from school and thrown off the cheerleading squad, he tells KPLC-TV. The teen believes school officials deliberately sought to catch him in the act. "They never check cameras for anything unless something is stolen," he says. "I'm sure we were the only ones, sexual orientation wise, being caught like that."

Had it been a girl he was kissing, things would have been different, he says. "In this school, kissing is everywhere," and if that meant a suspension, "half the school would be suspended." Administrators have told the boy's family that the decision is being reviewed, the parents say. If he's not returned to the cheerleading squad, they plan additional action.

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