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'Distressing' Videos Show Teen Cheerleaders Forced Into Splits

5 Denver high school, district employees placed on leave amid investigation

(Newser) - Cheerleading coaches and school administrators in a Colorado district were placed on leave and police opened an investigation amid a series of videos showing high school cheerleaders screaming in pain while being pushed into splits during practice, the AP reports. The videos show eight cheerleaders at Denver's East High... More »

Entire Cheer Squad Shut Down for Mysterious Reasons

One cheerleader says they've been wrongly accused of prostitution

(Newser) - An entire college cheer squad has been shut down, apparently after allegations of prostitution and more. Deadspin reports Coastal Carolina University has indefinitely suspended its entire cheer squad pending an investigation. The suspension comes just days before a cheer event—now canceled—at the university and weeks before a national... More »

Cheerleader: Gay Kiss Got Me Booted Off Squad

Security camera footage resulted in suspension from school

(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.... More »

Connecticut Cheerleaders Want to Show Less Skin

Central High School's girls want to cover up their midriffs

(Newser) - Cheerleaders at one Connecticut high school have taken a stand. Bridgeport's Central High School squad presented its case to the city's board of education last week (while in uniform), saying that its skimpy midriff-showing outfits were not appropriate and hurt self-esteem. The city athletic director agreed to purchase black body... More »

Mom Rips 'Booty' Cheer for Daughter's Tyke Squad

Squad's answer? Cutting the kid

(Newser) - A mother blasted a raunchy cheer involving "booty" taught to her 6-year-old daughter, and was incensed when her baby was then cut from the booty-shaking tyke squad. "All I wanted was to have an objective discussion about it. They didn't hear me out," said Michigan mom Jennifer... More »

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