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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?


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Livinnia  October 8, 2008, 2:39 PM

I think it was harmless. it was simply a joke that the media blew out of proportion. it was well thought and funny the guns were just a small stage prop. maybe they should’nt have posted it online because now the news is all over them.

Myra October 8, 2008, 3:16 PM

That was too funny. But is against school rules to have guns or even prop guns on campus.

TRL October 8, 2008, 6:56 PM

This skit was kinda sad and boring. Being a former recent student and football player from this school i can say there’s been worse going on at this school than that. I agree with Livinnia about the media blowing this out of proportion. Not to point fingers or anything but I’ll bet the band had a big deal in the petition that everyone is talking about. The band (for most part) hates the cheerleaders and the football team; the whole budget going to athletics thing. This is nothing more than jealousy honestly.

Nacogdoches Native October 8, 2008, 6:56 PM

No it wasn’t harmless or blown out of proportion. There is more to the story if you dig deep enough. Shame on the prinipal. Im sure this has divided the student body now that its gone National News worthy.

Phillip October 8, 2008, 8:25 PM

I go to the high school and it is blown WAY out of proportion. the people who started this whole thing are just jealous of the cheerleaders and are trying to get them in troubel. if they werent, they would have gotten on the drama club for using knives and guns in shakespear plays and what not. these 3 girls need to grow up and deal with reality. It is totally rediculous that they are getting national attention fr a HARMLESS high school skit. All it is is a little high school fun ruined by 4 girls who are mad because they arent as pretty or popular as the cheerleaders.Multiple teachers, counselors and students have said that this is rediculous and immature. Also, of those “120” signiatuers, about 10 are real names. Jesus Christ, Barrak Obama, and Chuck Norris are among the names on the list if you get what I am saying. Even if there were 120 signiatures, there are over 1800 students at the school. Please people, stop taking all of the harmless fun out of high school!!!

B October 8, 2008, 9:30 PM

oh my god. learn how to spell, sir.

i can verify that every single one of the names on the petition were real. i was one of the last people to sign it. have you ever seen the petition? no, you most certainly haven’t. the people that wrote it erased all of the fake names people put and THEN counted them.
they are not jealous of the cheerleaders. one of them used to BE a cheerleader. the idea of being anything like a cheerleader does not appeal to most people that aren’t cheerleaders.

and there were not three “little girls;” there were five girls and two boys.

you and your friends are just making a big deal of this, saying people are “jealous” because you want everyone to be obsessed with you. and you’re embarrassed, because you have finally realized you are capable of making huge mistakes (and being blamed for it - instead of your parents lying for you to cover it up) and these mistakes and their consequences are being broadcasted on national television. STOP MAKING IT ALL ABOUT YOU. it is about the mistakes the administration made in letting this skit be performed.

Cody Q October 8, 2008, 9:40 PM

yes i do! i dont think anyone at any time should reinact an exacution!!! much less at school pep rally!

M October 8, 2008, 10:26 PM

football is a violent sport. whats the big deal? the youngest person in the school is MAYBE 13. i think by now they know the difference in play and reality. im sorry but how are you to pump up the team w/ a skit without having at least a little bit of violence? Thanks for ruining the LITTLE bit of school spirit this school has. Do us all a favor and get out of texas or move to austin with all the other damn tea sips

Anonymous October 8, 2008, 10:53 PM

Yes, you are correct football is a violent sport. However, football players don’t go out onto the middle of the field and massacre each other. If the cheerleaders wanted to do a skit where they tackled the other team, or roped them up, that would have been much more appropriate, non violent, and still serves the purpose of raising school spirit. There are alternatives to executing people in order to raise school spirit, and they would, in actuality, be more effective.

Killing people is not the only way that we can get people pumped up for a football game. It’s not a difference between play and reality because in this age reality is killing people. There are school shootings, there is gang violence, and I find it inappropriate for a school to be supporting that.

Another thing, this has nothing to do with political views. FOX is a conservative news station, yet they agreed with the petition. How about we keep politics out of this since it’s irrelevant.

Anonymous October 8, 2008, 11:00 PM

Yes, you are correct football is a violent sport. However, football players don’t go out onto the middle of the field and massacre each other. If the cheerleaders wanted to do a skit where they tackled the other team, or roped them up, that would have been much more appropriate, non violent, and still serves the purpose of raising school spirit. There are alternatives to executing people in order to raise school spirit, and they would, in actuality, be more effective.

Killing people is not the only way that we can get people pumped up for a football game. It’s not a difference between play and reality because in this age reality is killing people. There are school shootings, there is gang violence, and I find it inappropriate for a school to be supporting that.

Another thing, this has nothing to do with political views. FOX is a conservative news station, yet they agreed with the petition. How about we keep politics out of this since it’s irrelevant.

M October 8, 2008, 11:09 PM

haha sorry but this is ALL about politics. its all about POLITICal correctness. because the cheerleaders do a simple skit they are supporting guns? to add, many times coaches have talked about ripping off body parts especially the head.id call that more violent than guns. i played with toy guns as a kid and im not a killer i dont participate in gang related activities. Why do you think theres cops at the school? to stop that stuff. This is complete b.s. and people are just trying to get attention. Oh yeah. wanna know the difference between obama and osama? a little b.s. kinda like this whole thing

phillip October 8, 2008, 11:18 PM

ok. im embarrased because im not even saying my name. if you are any kind of adult say your name and talk to the people you have a problem with. and HOW DARE YOU say anything about my parents. you know nothing about them. O and if youre not jealous, why have you tried to get the cheerleaders in trouble twice? grow up and man up to what youre saying. my name is phillip and if you have any problem with what i am saying, you can tell me to my face. and im saying you. not youre mom. not the news. you. grow up

Padraig October 8, 2008, 11:33 PM

Me again. Just wanted to add, if you’re going to insult someone or try to sound smart, PLEASE learn to type correctly. There are classes for this you know.

Padraig October 8, 2008, 11:38 PM

One more thing to say, my original post will take a bit to be on here, cause it’s so big it has to be reviewed.

This was out of proportion...but right! October 8, 2008, 11:40 PM

For one thing…TRL…you have no idea what the band truly thinks of you if you do not be quiet long enough to listen to what they have to say. Another point that should be made is that the rules were bent for the cheerleaders, if you can not see what the real issue is, maybe you should not comment. This was not an arguement between the cheerleaders and the band, it was a sad and an uncalled for direction from a higher authority. Being one of the students in Nac High, I can tell you that Chadick agreeing to allowing fake weapons into a school setting is a little morbid and not appropriate for a school setting. I am sorry if you wish to believe that this was a matter of who is given more money, but as I recall the band and other organizations manage just fine, and assumptions made by people such as yourself, like last year’s ” the band doesn’t have spirit” is rediculous. Your going to have to pull a better argument to the table than that. The band also pulls itself out into rain and wind to preform and boost as much spirit as we can, now why would we do that if we did not care about our team…it is a travesty to think that students from the same school can not even come together on such a matter due to such horrible misunderstanding and prejudgements.

Anonymous October 9, 2008, 12:04 AM

This was all about the school rules being broken and the innapropriateness of the whole skit. peroid. So you can stop spamming. (phillip)

 October 9, 2008, 12:13 AM

ok. if youre going to say that. what about the band being out of dress code at pep rallys. what about the dram club running around with swords and axes and what not at open house? why were they not included in this petition?

M October 9, 2008, 12:18 AM

then remind me again why it was allowed for theatre students to carry knives and axes and other hand weapons around all our parents at open house? not only was the student body there but all their parents. here there was only a few parents. which all (except 1) supported the skit. hmm breaking the rules? i think so. while youre pointing the finger at the cheerleaders why dont you you point one at yourselves too

TRL October 9, 2008, 12:18 AM

I really don’t know what fantasy land you’re from (I realized I jumped the gun with the band thing), but anyone outside of band and football will tell you there’s animosity between the two. That’s high school. Band hates athletes and cheerleaders and vice-versa. I mean do you really believe yourself that y’all come to the games to support? Personally y’all just seem to be there for half-time; any other time during the games I never hear any drum lines or anything it’s pathetic. To hear the opposing teams’ band playing all game long is pretty discouraging.

But in all honesty this is been amazingly blown out of proportion. By giving the paper this story you all have pretty much sealed the deal on having a horrible year (sorry seniors). I mean why go to chadick after you try to humiliate the guy by ridiculing him in the paper. Yeah it was a bad decision but y’all took a horrible route by criticizing the principal.

I just feel so sorry for all of y’all. If Williams was still there it would never of gotten this bad.

jennifer October 9, 2008, 12:38 AM

okay all of you are right This was out of proportion, but then it also is a big deal.
now that it is out and evryone knows about it all it is going to do is effect the political that is aginst anyone owning guns. how its going to help them is all americans who have not desided yet (on who they want to vote for) who care for there saftey or the saftey of the next genaration coming will vote for the one that feels so strongly aginst this. there for desiding who they want for president by this one small subject not for what really truelly matters. like what are we going to use for energy after about 20 years or whats going to happen to the stock market or taxes and i could go on for ever with other choices.


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