Disturbing video shows high school cheerleaders crying in pain as they are held down and forced into splits
・Videos were shot by students at East High School in Denver, Colorado, in June
・One clip shows incoming freshman Ally Wakefield, 13, having her legs forced down by teammates while her coach, Ozell Williams, pushes on her back
・Wakefield says a leg muscle and a ligament were torn due to the forced splits
・Williams and four other employees have been placed on administrative leave
・Eight cheerleaders in total have revealed they were pushed into splits
hold down (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to hold someone who is lying down, so that they cannot move “ 記載されていますね。
Four people held him down.
He was struggling so much it took three officers to hold him down.
To force (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” someone who has finished their studies at a high school, college, or university “ 記載されていますね。
Two men forced him into the back of the van.
Move your leg up gently when you’re doing this exercise, but don’t force it.
If you force the zip, it’ll break.
She forced her way through the crowd.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the action of sitting on the floor with your legs straight out and flat along the floor in opposite directions ” と記載されていますね。
Can you do the splits?
To tear (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to pull or be pulled apart, or to pull pieces off ” と記載されていますね。
He’d torn his raincoat.
It’s made of very thin material that tears easily.
You have to be very careful with books this old because the paper tears very easily.
I tore my skirt on the chair as I stood up.
Mary tore the letter to pieces without reading it.
Several pages had been torn out of the book.
To place (verb)
Cambrdige Dictionaryによると” to put something in a particular position ” と記載されていますね。
She was placed under arrest.
Her decision places me in an awkward situation.
At the end of the war, the island was placed under French control.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” relating to the management of a company, organization, or institution ” と記載されていますね。
an administrative problem
Shocking video has emerged showing several Colorado high school cheerleaders being forced into painful splits as they beg coaches to stop.
Ally Wakefield, an incoming freshman at East High School, can be seen in a 24-second clip being forcefully held down by four people – three teammates and newly-hired cheerleading coach Ozell Williams, reported KUSA.
In the video, 13-year-old Wakefield is seen screaming ‘No I can’t!’ and ‘Please stop!’ as several teammates hold her legs down and Williams pushes on her back.
In response, five employees, including Williams, have been placed on administrative leave while a police investigation goes underway.
To beg (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to make a very strong and urgent request ” というふうに記載されていますね。
“Please, please forgive me!” she begged (him).
‘Don’t go!’ he begged.
She had written a letter begging him to come back.
I begged to be allowed to join them.
KUSA reported that it received videos of eight cheerleaders in total repeatedly being pushed into splits while their arms are held up by teammates during the first week of cheer camp in June.
The station says the videos were shot on the phones of two team members and were sent anonymously to the station.
‘It was tearing my ligament and my muscle at the same time,’ Wakefield told KUSA.
‘He was pushing down on the back of my right leg. He was pushing like with his other knee on my back to try to keep my posture straight.’
Wakefield’s mother, Kirsten Wakefield, sent an email to the assistant principal on June 15, attaching a video and writing that her daughter injured her leg as a result of what happened on tape.
To injure (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to hurt or cause physical harm to a person or animal: ” と記載されていますね。
She fell and injured her shoulder.
He injured his back in Tuesday’s game, and will be unable to play tomorrow.
He was badly injured in the crash.
He claimed that working too hard was injuring his health.
Nine people died and 54 were injured in the accident.
as a result of
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” because of something: ” と記載されていますね。
Profits have declined as a result of the recent drop in sales.
Colby died as the result of a heart attack.
York Road will be closed and delays are likely as a result.
‘This is a grown man pushing my 13-year-old girl so hard against her will while she’s crying and screaming for him to stop that he’s ripping tissues in her body,’ she told KUSA.
Denver Public Schools superintendent Tom Boasberg called the videos ‘extremely distressing.’
‘We absolutely prohibit any practices that place our students’ physical and mental health in jeopardy,’ Boasberg said in a statement.
‘We do not and will not allow any situation in which a student is forced to perform an activity or exercise beyond the point at which they express their desire to stop.’
a grown man
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an adult: used especially for suggesting that someone is not behaving like an adult ” と記載されていますね。
I’ve always felt uncomfortable seeing a grown man cry.
I don’t like to see a grown man in tears.
a grown woman/man
To rip (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to pull apart; to tear or be torn violently and quickly: ” と記載されていますね。
I ripped my shirt on a nail.
She excitedly ripped the package open.
I’ve ripped my trousers – can you stitch them up for me?
Jodie ripped the letter open.
Stop pulling my shirt – you’ll rip it.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” what someone wants to happen ” と記載されていますね。
Against their will (= although they did not want to), they were forced to hand over the money.
A good leader must have a strong will.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who is in charge of something, for example a hospital, railway, or school ” と記載されていますね。
She was appointed superintendent of schools in Tacoma, Washington.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” making you feel extremely unhappy, worried, or upset ” と記載されていますね。
The news reports about the famine were very distressing.
It was deeply distressing for him to see his wife in such pain.
To prohibit (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to officially refuse to allow something ” と記載されていますね。
Motor vehicles are prohibited from driving in the town centre.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the building.
a rule prohibiting doctors from advertising their services
The law prohibits smoking in restaurants.
in jeopardy (noun)
Macmillam Dictionaryによると” likely to be damaged or destroyed ” と記載されていますね。
His political career was in jeopardy.
The crisis put thousands of jobs in jeopardy.
The lives of thousands of birds are in jeopardy as a result of the oil spill.
beyond (preposition / adverb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to notice someone or something “ 記載されていますね。
In the distance, beyond the river, was a small town.
Our house is just beyond the bridge.
The campsite is over there, just beyond that hill.
Can you see where the village starts, just beyond those trees?
Beyond the river was a small town.
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