Police officers in Denver are investigating an outrageous incident where a group of teenage cheerleaders were physically forced to perform splits.
Disturbing new footage has been released showing cheerleaders, including 13 year old Ally Wakefield, being roughly pushed down into the splits position by their cheerleading coach, Ozell Williams.
The girls’s arms are being held by other cheerleaders, as Williams pushes them down, and the girls are are unable to move out of the potentially harmful position as they scream and beg for the torture to stop.
The footage was taken secretly on phone cameras.
Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg has responded to the shocking abuse of power, saying “I cannot state strongly enough – as the superintendent of the school district and as the father of two high school-aged daughters — that the images and actions depicted are extremely distressing and absolutely contrary to our core values as a public school community.”
This is another good lesson to vet anyone you intend on leaving your children with.