Disturbing Video Shows High School Cheerleader Held Down And Forced Into A Split While Screaming In Pain

Ally Wakefield

Disturbing Video Shows High School Cheerleader Held Down And Forced Into A Split While Screaming In Pain

People are disgusted and asking how this happened.

Published August 24, 2017

Denver police are investigating local East High School upon seeing this disturbing video, in which cheerleader Ally Wakefield is held down and forced into a split, despite screaming, "No, no, no, no, no! I can't! Please stop. Please stop. Please stop."

Wakefield's mom, Kirsten, told NBC affiliate KUSA that her daughter suffered a leg injury as a result of that June training camp incident.

As a response, Denver Public Schools' Superintendent Tom Boasberg placed five of the school's top officials and coaches on leave. That includes the school's principal, Andy Mendelsberg, and its cheerleading coach, Ozell Williams.

The cringeworthy video sparked a backlash of reactions from people disgusted with the incident and wanting to know why it happened.

  1. Upon seeing the footage, people instantly wanted to know why she was being held down and why they didn't stop it

    Good questions.

  2. Other parents said they would have handled the situation very differently had that been their daughter

    Did this coach cross the line or was he just trying to get the best from Wakefield?

  3. A couple of people backed the coach, explaining pain is a part of training to be a cheerleader

    Do you agree or nah?

  4. But others weren't having it at all

    What's your take on this? Should the cheerleaders' coach have stopped it once Wakefield shrieked, "Please stop" or is pain part of training?

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: NBCLA via Facebook)

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