A Wisconsin High School would have been under fire from critics at a cheerleading awards ceremony last year, during which some teens won prizes such as the "Big Boobie" and "Big" awards. Booty ".
The appalled parents contacted the American Civil Liberties Union and the group warned Tuesday the Kenosha Unified School District to file a lawsuit against the fake award ceremony at the Tremper High School, reported the New York Times.
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The ACLU accused the coaches of the school's cheerleaders of making inappropriate comments about the students and said the district "allowed sexual harassment," the New York Times reported. The group called on the district to take appropriate action against coaches.
Diptych coaches from High School Tremper High School have awarded prizes to a girl for her so-called "huge breasts" as well as a "Big Booty" award to another because " everyone loves it. "A freshman cheerleader also received the" String Bean "award because she was" so light and lean. "
Parents present at the event told the New York Times that they were not comfortable with the content.
"I looked around and thought," Has this just happened? If my daughter had won one of these awards, I would have been in a hurry. It was so bad, in many ways, "said a mother to the newspaper.
Steve Knecht, director of Tremper High School, was reportedly contacted about rewards by several other coaches and would have solved the problem with coach Patti Uttech's cheerleaders. The coach of the cheerleaders told Knecht that the awards had been awarded for the first time in 2017 and that the senior class had originally chosen them because of the tasks that the cheerleaders are obliged to do every day.
"They always have butts in their faces and in other parts of their bodies," Uttech told school administrators, according to the New York Times.
Uttech was asked to resign in May 2018 and was told that if she wanted to continue to be part of the team, she should do it behind the scenes, the newspaper reported. Uttech apologized to the girls but refused to resign.
It has been said at the Tremper High School not to give this kind of awards at future banquets.
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"With regard to the Tremper Incident, it is clear that rewards of this nature are not acceptable and should not be awarded at Dip Party banquets." said a spokesman for the Kenosha Unified School District at FOX6 in a statement. "Regarding the investigation, we are not free to share personnel matters."