In Denver, Colorado recently a young 13 year old girl, was forced to perform painful splits as her teammates and coach held her down. After this incident was first reported, it has since outraged many people—seeing the treatment of students within this athletic program.
A video was recorded showing the isolated incident of Ally Wakefield. The young girl seen in the video, is from Denver’s East High School and is seen screaming from the obvious pain she is experiencing. It is bizarre that a high school cheer leading camp such as this, would put their students through such agonizing types of training.
Kirsten Wakefield is he mother of this girl, she was completely horrified about what she had seen. After this, she contacted the school administration.
Upset and concerned this is what Kirsten said:
“These girls are 13 to 17 and this is a crucial developmental stage for them and what kind of message we are sending if we tell them it is alright for an adult to abuse you while you’re screaming ‘no stop,’ and not be able to do anything about it or speak up and not have any recourse.”
There was an apparent delayed reaction for the school administration to respond to all of this. It happened back in June and the authorities just now were contacted about the treatment of this student.
Kirsten went on to say:
“I am saddened and disheartened that it came to this point but at least something is happening. We just want to make sure this man doesn’t injure or mentally hurt another child.”
“The world is a scary place and the people you think you can trust, you can’t always and that you just have to be conscious of who you are with and just trust your gut feeling.”
Shockingly, since this incident was first reported about the young girl has since been cyberbullied online. They have told her to just go and kill herself, discrediting her claimed injuries of torn muscle tissue.
A number of facility have since been placed on leave, including Principal Andy Mendelsberg, assistant principal Lisa Porter, cheer coach Ozell Williams, assistant cheer coach Mariah Cladis and DPS deputy general counsel Michael Hickman. To date, no one has yet been charged yet for this incident.
This video was first recorded back on June 6th and both Eric and Kirsten Wakefield are upset about what has happened and rightfully so. Something such as this should have never have happened in the first place. Their daughter Ally Wakefield, remains a victim as things continue to escalate over this video.
(Source: KTLA 5)