There's a new rule at Morris County School in East Hanover, NJ -- Either everyone makes the cheerleading squad, or no one does. It started after tryouts. Cuts were made. Then, a parent complained their child was not allowed on the team. As a result, the school's Athletic Director issued a new policy -- Now, anyone who wants to cheer, can be on the squad.
The rule is being met with strong emotions from students who don't agree. Stephanie Krueger told WPVI-TV, "I tried my hardest. Now everything is going away because of one child who did not make the team, and their parent complained, so now all my hard work has been thrown out the window. Some parents claim, when they complained, the principal then threatened to disband the squad altogether.
The school is standing by the decision to allow everyone interested to participate, with the goal of being inclusive. We talked about that, and ankle monitors for teenagers, on today's segment of #AskAlie with Fox 36 Toledo Now! host Allie Hausfeld.