Lovejoy High School in Clayton County, Georgia, is the home of the Wildcats. Cheering for the Wildcats are the Lovejoy High School cheerleaders, coached by a woman who recently hosted a team sleepover in her house. According to The Smoking Gun, the coach and the teens played a game called "Judge and Jury." The coach was the judge; the cheerleaders were the jury. Here's what happened next:
[Teresa Reeves of the Clayton County School Board of Education] said the object of the game was to ask a series of questions and in doing so the person would have to answer the question beginning with "honestly." Ms. Reeves said if the student did not answer the question correctly they would have to either run laps around the school track or remove an article of clothing. Ms. Reeves said the student could have their laps reduced if they choose to remove an article of clothing.
Uh… no. Not a good idea. Terrible idea, in fact. An adult teacher cannot insist that teenage girls take their clothes off as part of a "game." The coach claims she kept her eyes closed during the game and that she never undressed, but, according to the Huffington Post,
One girl told WSBTV that about a dozen girls were crammed into a closet and stripped to their underwear.
The coach has resigned, and the police department is investigating, but it remains unclear whether or not the she will be charged with a crime. The alleged incident happened in July, and as one parent tells WSBTV, it was supposed to be a bonding experience, but "I didn't know she was talking about that kind of bonding." Also, there's this horrible detail: Sheriff's deputies are investigating the possibility that "the incident was video taped."
Cops: High School Coach Had Cheerleaders Strip At Team Sleepover [The Smoking Gun]
Lovejoy High School Cheerleading Coach Resigns After Stripping Sleepover Claims [HuffPo]
Coach resigns after cheerleader sleepover [WSBTV]
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