Okay, technically, Katelyn Hughes, 14, didn’t even actually write the profanity on the walls of the girls bathroom at Opelika High School in Alabama. Her friend wrote the naughty words, and–depending on who you talk to–Katelyn was just there either looking in the mirror or watching her pen some witty limrick. Either way, it was enough to get the 14-year-old cheerleader suspended from school and eventually kicked off the cheerleading squad.
Musta been some nasty words! Of course, her mom says her little angel is innocent, while the school insists it investigated the incident properly and thoroughly and Ms. Hughes got exactly what she deserved. Something doesn’t seem right, but then it never does when cheerleaders go bad. Here’s the full story from OANow.com:
A 14-year-old Opelika High School student will withdraw from school today after a profanity incident resulted in her suspension from school, according to her mother. Opelika resident Christa O’Hara said her daughter, Katelyn Hughes, was suspended from school on Tuesday for one day and kicked off the school cheerleading team after being accused of “assisting another student write profanity about another student on the bathroom walls.”
“That doesn’t make sense to me, because she wasn’t assisting (in) anything, and they (the school) even know this,” O’Hara said. Hughes explained on Thursday her version of what happened: Before her first class on Monday, another student asked a teacher for a Sharpie marker. Then Hughes and the other student went into the bathroom.
“I was looking in the mirror the whole time, and I didn’t know she was going to write something on the bathroom stall about some girl,” she said.
Oh, those wacky soccer coaches! Is there anything they won’t do to win a game, especially in the hotly contested Peruvian League? Here’s more on the story from The Telegraph, with video clip below:
Hijos de Acosvinchos were playing their rivals Sport Ancash when during a break, several of their team drank from water bottles given to them by coaching or medical staff with their opponents.
Hospital tests showed that the players had traces of benzodiazepine, a class of drug used to treat insomnia, in their blood. Shortly afterwards one of the players, the defender Andy Salinas, collapsed followed by three of his team-mates, Juan Luna, Martin Reategui and Luis Coello.
Television cameras captured the scenes as players from Hijos de Acosvinchos, based in the capital Lima, confronted the opposition, who play in the city of Huaraz. Sport Ancash went on to win 3-0 to secure promotion to Peru´s first division but their opponents have urged the football authorities to investigate before confirming the result.
Slap one of your high school volleyball players on the back–or even the backside–after a game? Perfectly acceptable, even encouraged. Slap them in the face? Not so much
Here’s the story of one coach who may have crossed the line from Jacksonville.com:
A part-time volleyball coach at Robert E. Lee High School was fired Wednesday after she was charged with slapping a player after a game. Latheria Maria Lewis, 25, was charged with felony child abuse for intentional infliction of physical pain. According to the arrest report, Lewis and a player argued after the player did not play in the match.
Lewis’ arrest report said the player, whose name and age were not released by police, missed the bus to the match but got a ride there and did not play. The two argued, and witnesses said the victim came close to hitting Lewis but did not. They said Lewis slapped her. Lewis told police the girl jumped at her, prompting the coach to raise her hands but not strike her, the report said.