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Show of support expected for cheerleading squad on probation for ‘political message’


TESTED 900 FOR KIDS, OF THOSE 182 HAVE TURNED UP A DNA HEAD, ABOUT 20%. A VIRAL PHOTO HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE IN STANLY COUNTY COMING TO THE DEFENSE OF A HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING TEAM. NOR STANLY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HOLDING UP A TRUMP 2020 MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN SIGN AT A FOOTBALL GAME AND THE TEAM IS NOW ON PROBATION FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. ANTHONY KUSTURA JOINS US LIVE, SOME PEOPLE SAY IT IS UNFAIR AND NOW THEY ARE ORGANIZING A MEETING TONIGHT. Reporter: WE ARE EXPECTING A BIGGER POLITICAL SHOWING AT TONIGHT’S GAME, ORGANIZERS ASKING PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO WEAR THEIR MEGA AND TRUMP CARE AND SUPPORT OF THE TEENAGERS. IT’S UNCLEAR WHO ORGANIZED THE EVENT BUT IT STARTED WITH THIS FACEBOOK PAGE, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO JOINED SAYS THEY WILL COME TO TONIGHT’S FOOTBALL GAME TO WAIVE AMERICAN FLAGS AND SUPPORTED THE CHEERLEADERS. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THE POLICY DOESN’T SUPPORT ANY POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS AT SCHOOL EVENTS. IN THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION PUT THE CHEERLEADERS ON PROBATION FOR DISPLAYING THE SIGN, THE DISTRICT IS TAKING HEAT OVER THE ISSUE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. RICHARD HUDSON SENT A LETTER IN SUPPORT OF THE CHEERLEADERS READING, AT THE END OF THE DAY THE STUDENTS HAVE FOR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND THE NCHSAA SHOULD RECONSIDER THIS UNFAIR PUNISHMENT . EVENT SET TO BEGIN AT 6 PM AND NORTH STANLY HIGH SCHOOL, RIGHT BEFORE THE GAME STARTS AT 7:30 PM. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THEY HAVE RULES LIKE THIS FOR GOOD REASON RIGHT? LAST WEEK THEY RELEASED A STATEMENT EXPLAINING THEIR SIDE OF THE CONTROVERSY. I WANT TO SHOW YOU A PART OF THE STATEMENT, IT SAYS, THE POLICY ENSURES ALL STUDENTS, STAFF AND VISITORS ATTEND SCHOOL EVENTS AND ENVIRONMENT THAT PROMOTES STUDENTS AND NOT A PARTICULAR VIEWPOINT. THE DISTRICT SAYS THEY PLAN TO CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO THE MATTER AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE

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