DENVER (CBS4) – Protesters want East High School’s principal reinstated after he was placed on leave as part of an investigation into cheerleaders forced to do the splits.
Andy Mendelberg was one of five school employees placed on leave after videos surfaced last month showing former East High cheerleading coach Ozell Williams pushing cheerleaders down into the extended splits as they cry out in pain.READ MORE: Red Rocks Howl To Recognize Health Care Heroes Rescheduled To Next Week
Denver Public Schools also suspended the school’s assistant principal, athletic director, cheerleading coach, and assistant cheerleading coach while they conducted an independent investigation.READ MORE: Mixing & Matching? Getting Different Types Of COVID Vaccines In The Future May Provide 'Stacked Immunity'
Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, supporters of Mendelberg want him to stay.MORE NEWS: Fluid Truck Remains In Colorado, Expands Headquarters To Bring 1,500 New Jobs To State
Results of that investigation are expected to be released Friday afternoon.