Transcript for Alleged abuse at Denver cheerleader camp
Next tonight here, the video sparking outrage. Showing a high school freshman during cheerleading camp. Did the coach go too far? Tonight, that student's mother now speaking out, and here's ABC's Clayton Sandell. Reporter: In this video, the cheering is replaced a lot of pleading. That's freshman ally Wakefield. Her mother says the teen is being forced into the pretties, held down by the coach. I saw girls being tortured to where their screams and cries sounded like a serial killer had come after them. Reporter: The video was recorded in June at a cheer camp in east high school in Denver. It didn't feel right. Somebody had attacked my little girl, and people sat around and let it happen, and nobody stopped them, and she was begging him to stop, and he kept doing it anyways. Reporter: The school district has now placed Williams and several other staffers on leave, including the school principal, assistant principal, and assistant cheer coach, saying we absolutely prohibit any practices that place our students' physical and mental health in jeopardy. We will not allow any situation where a student is forced to perform an activity or exercise beyond they wish to stop. Police tell us they are involved. They have seen the video and they have assigned child abuse detectives to investigate, David. Clayton Sandell in Denver.
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