The parents of a Florida student are threatening to sue the School District because she was cut from her high school cheerleading squad.
The head coach of the cheer squad says the senior fell twice during a recent tryout and failed to nab a spot on the team. Afterward, the district was “made aware of a parent’s complaint,” which apparently included a threat to sue the school.
The district is now considering just putting the student on the team, but the coach isn’t happy. The coach says that if she’s forced to take the girl back on the team, she’ll quit. She said,
They should not put an athlete on the team that doesn’t deserve to be on the team. A decision like this would question my integrity as a professional. It also questions the entire legitimacy of tryouts and cheerleading as a sport.
The district says it’s working with school officials to determine “what’s in the best interest of the student and the school.”
Keep in mind, last year, Leon High School Cheer Squad finished second in the state and will compete in Orlando’s National High School Cheerleading Championship in February.