Police Investigating Video Of Cheerleader Crying While Forced Into Splits
Police are investigating this video of a crying Ally Wakefield, a cheerleader from Denver, Colorado, being forced into the splits at a cheerleading camp. In total, police are investigating 8 different videos of girls crying as they are made to do the splits. Ally sustained an injury in this video, which caused her mother to email the school athletic director, saying “I have attached a video of the forced splits she and her other team members were forced to do at cheerleading camp and practices; unless they had a doctor’s note. This is how Ally injured her leg. My husband and I would like to know what the administration is going to do about my daughter’s injury and how it happened.”
In response, Denver Public Schools placed the school administration on leave.
Superintendant Tom Boasburg said in a statement, “Earlier today, I became aware of an exercise used at cheer practices this summer at East High School. We immediately began taking steps to investigate this issue, … In order to conduct a fair and thorough investigation, we have placed [the principal, the assistant principal, Cheer Coach Ozell Williams, Assistant Cheer Coach Mariah Cladis… on leave. This is standard practice in an investigation of this type. …”
The incident is now being looked into by Denver police. What do you think of this footage? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.