Published November 16, 2007
RIPON, Calif. – Six of eight Ripon High School cheerleaders won't get the chance to perform "one more time" after school officials booted them from the football field and suspended them for two days for lifting their skirts during a Britney Spears routine.
The girls told the Modesto Bee that they wanted to end the season on a high note, and decided — with parental urging — to end what they called "an awful season" with a provocative cheer routine capped off with a flash of their derrieres and spell out the school's nickname, "Indians."
District Superintendent Leo Zuber told the Bee that he couldn't discuss the issue because of confidentiality requirements on disciplinary matters.
Parents can appeal suspensions, and Zuber acknowledged he has received one. He said he will investigate whether proper procedures were followed and whether suspensions were warranted.