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Local cheerleaders react to video showing girls forced into splits

Local cheerleaders react to video showing girls forced into splits


“PLEASE STOP… PLEASE STOP… PLEASE STOP… PLEASE STOP… AHHH!” COLLEEN: OUTRAGE IS GROWING TONIGHT — BECAUSE OF THIS DISTURBING VIDEO – SHOWING A TEEN BEING PUSHED TO HER LIMITS. THE YOUNG CHEERLEADER CRYING OUT IN PAIN– FORCED INTO SPLITS… OVER AND OVER AGAIN. COLLEEN: THE SHOCKING AND HARD TO WATCH VIDEO HAS BEEN SHARED THOUSANDS OF TIMES ONLINE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT 11. I’M COLLEEN MARSHALL. MIKE: AND I’M MIKE JACKSON. THE FOOTAGE WAS CAPTURED DURING A SUMMER CAMP AT A COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL – AND HAS NOW TRIGGERED A POLICE INVESTIGATION. MIKE: WHILE, NO GIRL IN THE VIDEO WAS FROM CENTRAL OHIO– THE ACTIONS OF THOSE CHEER LEADING COACHES, HAVE SOME LOCAL PARENTS CONCERNED AND SPEAKING UP– ESPECIALLY ON THE EVE OF A NEW FOOTBALL SEASON. MIKE: NBC4’S SHAWN LANIER JOINS US LIVE WITH THEIR REACTION TO THE VIDEO. SHAWN? SHAWN: YOU KNOW FOOTBALL SEASON MEANS ALL EYES ARE ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM, THE BAND, AND THE CHEERLEADERS. THE CHEERLEADING COACH AND THAT PARENT I SPOKE WITH TONIGHT SAID WHAT THEY SAW IN THAT VIDEO WAS TOO MUCH TO WATCH. DISTURBING VIDEO SHOWS A HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER IN COLORADO TELLING PEOPLE TO “PLEASE STOP” AS SHE IS BEING AND HELD IN A SPLIT POSITION. ANDREA MCCULLOUGH, CHEERLEADING COACH: “OH IT’S AGONIZING.” ANDREA MCCULLOUGH SAYS SHE’S BEEN A DANCER FOR MOST OF HER LIFE AND A CHEERLEADING COACH FOR 20 YEARS, BUT SHE’S NEVER DONE THIS. ANDREA MCCULLOUGH, CHEERLEADING COACH: “NUMBER ONE YOU NEVER PUSH ANYBODY INTO A SPLIT OR A STRADDLE. THEIR OWN WEIGHT WEIGHS THEM DOWN ENOUGH TO ALLOW THEIR FLEXIBILITY TO COME WITH TIME” ANDREA MCCULLOUGH, CHEERLEADING COACH: “YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET A SPLIT WHICH IS WHAT THEY WERE DOING IN A MATTER OF A PRACTICE.” WE SHOWED THE VIDEO TO A PARENT TO ONE OF THE CHEERLEADERS HERE AT NEW ALBANY, AND SHE WAS GREATLY DISTURBED X-APPLE-DATA- DETECTORS://0 . SHANTA BISWAS, MOTHER: “THE BIGGEST THING I GOT FROM THAT VIDEO IS THAT IT WAS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY.” SHANTA BISWAS SAYS SHE TRUST HER DAUGHTER’S COACH BUT IS NEVER AFRAID TO GO TO PRACTICE AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING ON. SHANTA BISWAS, MOTHER: “IF ANYBODY DOES THINK THAT SOMETHING’S GOING ON THEY REALLY HAVE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND OBSERVE.” SHAWN: THE MESSAGE FROM BOTH THE COACH AND THE PARENT WAS TO TRUST AND WATCH THE PROGRAM YOUR CHILD IS IN. LIVE IN NEW ALBANY– SHAWN LANIER, NBC4.

7 thoughts on “Local cheerleaders react to video showing girls forced into splits”

  1. What about the girls that sat there and smiled while doing this they should be kicked off the team to for even being a part of it

  2. Glad the coach got CANNED… I hope that some of the students got expelled…. What happened here should not have happened… When someone cries out to stop… YOU DAMN WELL BETTER STOP…

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