In many of the stories we come across here at BadJocks, we find that the high schools and colleges can be overly sensitive to the situation, over reacting and trying to hard to protect their “precious little snowflakes” as some refer to today’s children. Then we have the case of the high school cheerleader at Silsbee High School in Texas who’s known only as H.S.. H.S. has had a rough year: at a party last October, she claims three young men sexually assaulted her . . . including a member of the boy’s basketball team.
The evidence against the attackers must have been slim because a grand jury refused to bring charges against the player, Rakheem Bolton, despite claims that there was evidence that he threatened to shoot the occupants of the house where the Oct. 19 party took place after the homeowner refused to return clothing recovered from the room where the assault allegedly occurred. Bolton also allegedly threatened a teacher at the school and, despite the sexual assault charges and alleged attendance at a party where alcohol was served remained on the basketball team. That’s where the problem for the cheerleader, H.S. comes in.
According to a lawsuit filed on H.S.’s behalf by her parents, the cheerleading coach and school principal wrongly accused her of violating the “Cheerleaders’ Constitution” (you know the one that starts “We the Cheerleaders . . . ) for failing to cheer for the entire basketball team. When, according to her family H.S. only refused to specifically cheer specifically for Bolton when he was shooting free throws. In the end, it sounds like H.S. was brought up on charges, so the family is now suing not on the school district, but also the DA who failed to bring charges against Mr. Bolton.
There are no good sides to this story, but it does seem like someone in authority could have handled this whole thing a lot better.
Cheerleader pressured to cheer for the basketball player she claims raped her, lawsuit claims [Beaumont Enterprise]