High school cheerleaders stage a controversial routine with guns and mock slaughter. Shocked? Check out the video.
Recently, a performance by cheerleaders at a Texas high school pep rally sparked a battle between students and the administration over whether routines promoting gun violence are appropriate for school.
Cheerleaders at Nacogdoches High School in Nacogdoches, Texas performed a skit wearing cowboy hats and carrying toy guns while they shot down cheerleaders dressed as the opposing team, the Center High School Roughriders.
Nacogdoches cheerleaders posted a video on Facebook forcing the Roughriders to kneel before them and pretend to shoot the girls in the head. The "killers" then drag the opposing team into a pile and celebrate by raising their guns and tossing money into the air.
Despite more than 120 students signing a petition protesting "gun promotion" at pep rallies, school principal Nathan Chaddick defended the squad, calling the skit "simple, innocent satire" to boost school spirit.
"Everybody enjoyed it and had a good time," Chaddick said. "They were calling the cheerleaders 'fearleaders,' That's just inappropriate."
Tell us -- do you think these cheerleaders went too far?