Some high school cheerleaders from Redlands, California may be in a lot of trouble after a photo of the young women dressed as gang members began circulating on social media yesterday. Some parents are outraged, while some are calling this a fun and harmless joke. Kids are kids, you know?
The photo itself is pretty disgusting, girls throwing gang signs and stuffing their shirts to look pregnant, but the fact that someone thought this was a good idea is even worse. And in a time when everything (everything) ends up on the internet, is the "teens be crazy" defense still something that holds up? Especially when those teens are posing with makeshift weapons and throwing gang signs?
The Redlands school district is investigating the photo and Superintendent Lori Rhodes issued the following statement about the incident: