After Alice, Texas high-school officials caught a male cheerleader kissing another boy via surveillance camera, they kicked him off the cheerleading squad and suspended him. Wait, high schools are now scanning hours of surveillance footage just to punish homos?
The unnamed student said, “In this school [student kissing] is everywhere. If that were the case—suspending everyone for that—half the school would be suspended.” His parents say that if he doesn’t get reinstated onto the cheerleading squad, they’ll pursue further action.
We wonder if the school’s action outed him to the wider student body or town community. Alice has a population of around 19,104 people and the school has 1,364 students—not a small school by any stretch. The cheerleader obviously doesn’t want to make this a big issue and yet the school seems determined to do just that.
Feel free to reach out to Principal Lucy Munoz at 361-664-0126 or District Superintendent Salvador Cavazos at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the cheerleader be reinstated and that the school stop arbitrarily punishing LGBT kids for PDA.
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