March 22, am Updated March 22, am. The lawsuit said the coach refused to cooperate with Phoenix police who tried to investigate the matter and the girl repeatedly was bullied for complaining about the photos until she quit the squad. School officials would only let the girl transfer from West Mesa High School after her parents signed a waiver forfeiting all claims against the district, the lawsuit said. The proposal, sponsored by Republican state Rep.
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KANSAS University's cheerleading team has been put on probation after two female members came forward with stories of being subjected to physically and emotionally abusive hazing, which allegedly included forced nudity. Following an internal investigation into the victims' accounts, the team was found to have violated university policy on harm to persons and hazing, and placed on probation beginning last September and running through September of this year, according to the Kansas State Collegian. The two team members, who requested anonymity for fear of further consequence, said the incident in question occurred during an "initiation" event for six first-year members last July while the team was on campus for a children's summer camp. The cheerleaders arrived at Kansas football's Memorial Stadium in running shoes, per the team's orders, and were told to run up and down the hill by the stadium a couple of times, according to their accounts. The older team members then blindfolded them, placed them in cars one by one and brought them inside an empty house, the two members said. One said she was forced inside of a washing machine, while the other said she was put in a cardboard box and jostled around as they banged on the sides. Then led into another room, they said they were asked a number of questions, and for each question they answered incorrectly, they were required to remove an article of clothing. Eventually standing there naked, the six cheerleaders allegedly were taken into another room, while one of them said she remembered being separated from the group. Split into two groups, two of the cheerleaders allegedly were taken downstairs and deemed "initiated," while the others were subjected to public shaming. Perhaps the most disturbing part, the cheerleaders explained, was the coaching staff's enabling of the initiation event, which was apparently an annual cheerleading tradition.
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In the second, an athlete named Morgan clutches her ribs and writhes in pain on the floor. She leaves, against medical advice and with a warning that more stress on her ribs could damage her organs or kill her, and returns to the gym. When told that Morgan had been to the ER, Aldama appears annoyed. Morgan practices. The actor Reese Witherspoon found Aldama so inspirational that she cried. The Cut interviewed her about her daily routine.
Two cheerleaders at Bothell High School, near Seattle, were suspended from the squad after school officials learned nude cell phone pictures of the girls were circulating throughout the student body, via text message. Now, the girls' parents are suing the Northshore School District, alleging school officials acted inappropriately while reprimanding the cheerleaders and failed to go after the students who actually sent the photos. One was suspended for 30 days and the other for the whole school year.