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Forcing Stretches Is Improper, Outdated, Cheerleading Group Says

In video sent to a Denver NBC affiliate, girl repeatedly asks a coach to "please stop"

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    Video Shows Cheerleader Repeatedly Forced Into Splits

    Warning: Footage may be disturbing to viewers. Video shows a high school cheerleader in Colorado seemingly forced to do the splits, KUSA reports. (Published Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017)

    Newly released video of a Denver teen crying while a coach and teammates hold her down shows techniques that are outdated and damaging, the head of a national cheerleading group says.

    Forcing athletes into painful stretching used to happen decades ago. But he said coaches are now required to learn safe stretching practices, Cheerleading Coaches and Administration Association director Jim Lord said Thursday.

    Lord spoke after NBC affliate KUSA-TV reported about video showing eight cheerleaders at Denver's East High School repeatedly being pushed into splits while teammates held their arms. One girl repeatedly asks a coach to "please stop."

    Cheerleading coaches and school administrators have been placed on leave and police are investigating.

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    [NATL] Parkland Shooting Survivor Calls 'BS' on Politicians' Gun Stance

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior Emma Gonzalez had a message for president Donald Trump and for other politicians on their failure to enact sensible gun laws: "BS." Gonzalez was one of several survivors to speak at a rally held outside the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to speak out against the gun lobby.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018)