This is interesting. Sad, but interesting. <a class="postlink" href="http://crooksandliars.com/nicole-belle/teenage-cheerleader-ordered-pay-schoo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://crooksandliars.com/nicole-belle/ ... -pay-schoo</a> More info here: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cheerleader-must-compensate-school-that-told-her-to-clap-rapist-2278522.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 78522.html</a> I have to admit, my first gut instinct was "what the fuck, she should have been heard". But then I thought about it a bit, and kind of sided with the school on this. Either do the job that is expected of you, fully, or you're off the team. I can't imagine the shit that she's going through during one of the toughest and most emotional times of her life, but some part of me doesn't see an assaulted high-school girl just "not cheering for him". If I had to guess, I'd say that there was a lot of other shit going on. Maybe rightfully so, but still, high school IS the original house of drama, and I'd wager that she was disrupting things more than the oversimplified, heart-felt description would have you believe. So yeah, I think that they were well within their rights to kick her off the squad. I do NOT think that she should be responsible for the $45k in legal bills for the school though. Fuck that. Let the school board eat that. FOCUS: Discuss the story. What do you think? ALT-FOCUS: Did you ever have any run-ins with any of your schools' administrations?