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High School Cheerleaders Being Physically Forced to Perform Painful Splits, Police Investigating (VIDEO)

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During the first week of cheer camp for East High School in June, Ally Wakefield, an incoming freshman was surrounded by new teammates, and forced, by the recently hired cheer coach, into an extended split position.

Videos showing multiple high school cheerleaders crying out in pain while being held by their coach and others in the splits position have led to an investigation by Denver Police and the placement of five public school employees on administrative leave.

Watch the video below!

Denver Police are now investigating incidents involving multiple cheerleaders and the cheer coach at East High School, according to 9 News.

The cheer coach, assistant cheer coach, high school principal, assistant principal and Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel have all been placed on leave.

During the first week of cheer camp for East High School in June, Ally Wakefield, an incoming freshman was surrounded by new teammates, and forced, by the recently hired cheer coach, into an extended split position.

In videos, eight cheerleaders are shown repeatedly being pushed down into the forced splits, while their arms are held up by fellow teammates, making each cheerleader unable to move out of the position.

All cry out in pain. Ally Wakefield asked her coach, 9 times in less than 24 seconds to “please, stop.”

All the while, coach Ozell Williams is shown holding down each girl’s shoulders and pushing them down further.

The cheer leading coach is manhandling this child and the girls holding her down are laughing at her screams of pain. What a disgusting event at a public high school! Heads should roll for the coach and administrators who have tolerated this apparently for some time since former cheer leaders have complained about it as well.

Physical assault, child abuse, charges need to be filed against him and the school. He should never be allowed to work with kids again. He is a danger to children.

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Read more: 9 News.

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  1. The splits are pretty much mandatory for anyone in dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, etc. And to get to point of doing such, one must stretch to the point of discomfort repeatedly over a period of time until they can do the position.
    But being pushed to the point of pain like that will only cause injury. They may have thought they were accelerating the process, but if anything they were slowing it down by causing damage that would take time to heal. And that’s assuming any of those girls even wanted to continue.
    Charges are definitely warranted against the coaches. And the older girls who participated should be off the team for a year.

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