A video currently circulating YouTube has sparked a police investigation into the behaviour of the Cheerleading coaches in a school in Denver USA.
The girl appears to be in intense pain as the coaches force her into split positions. In the background it is also evident that the girls being coached are screaming for the them to stop. One of the girls in the video, a 13 year old named Ally Wakefield stated “It was tearing my ligament and my muscle at the same time,”. “He was pushing down on the back of my right leg. He was pushing like with his other knee on my back to try to keep my posture straight.”
The girls mother Kristen Wakefield stated “This is a grown man pushing my 13-year-old girl so hard against her will while she’s crying and screaming for him to stop that he’s ripping tissues in her body,”.
An email was sent alerting school officials but action wasn’t taken for a further two months. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg stated “We absolutely prohibit any practices that place our students’ physical and mental health in jeopardy,”.
Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg said in a statement. “We do not and will not allow any situation in which a student is forced to perform an activity or exercise beyond the point at which they express their desire to stop.”