Morton High Cheerleaders Mug Shots Released After Pool Hazing Incident
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More Cheerleaders Getting In Trouble... When Will They Ever Learn?

11/25/08 in HS Cheerleading   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

If you haven't heard about the Morton High cheerleading hazing incident, here's the quick summary. Back in late July, the varsity cheerleaders were caught allegedly participating in some pretty disgusting hazing rituals, including the following:

-"a girl (BEEP) in her pants and puts her pants on another girl's head"
-duct taping someone's hands, blindfolding them and throwing them in a pool
-flicking their body parts
-sleep deprivation
-exposure to the elements
-confinement in a small space
-consumption of food, liquid or alcoholic beverage that may cause harm and shame and humiliation

The school suspended cheerleader activities, and now the 7 girls have been indicted in the incident. One of the victims, 15 year old Courtney Nickell, recently spoke out about about the incident.

 "I could hear some of the other members yelling, 'I can't swim. I can't swim. Stop. Please don't push me in.' Our hands were still bound together and our blindfolds were still on, which terrified me even more. I didn't know if I was going to come back up and live or if I was not going to make it."

The girls accused of leading the hazing incidents?

Hannah Cochran, 18

 
Hayley Davis, 17


Kirsten Davis, 17


Adelynn Garner, 18


Madison Tanner, 17


Pictures not available of:
Meigan Goff, 18
Kelly Buffa, 17

The girls are being charged with hazing, and to be honest, it's a shame that they're not being charged with something worse than just a simple misdemeanor. As someone who was a combat swimming instructor with the US Marine Corps, I know that this sort of thing is not only dangerous, it can turn deadly in a matter of seconds. This isn't just an innocent prank, and shouldn't be treated as such. Attempted homicide sounds right, if you ask me.


Mug Shots Of Charged Cheerleaders Released [ABC]
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2/6/10   |   laura_wainwright   |   1 respect

I dont know about yall, but that Hannah Cochran is FINE!!

12/9/08   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
No, I wouldn't let them back on the cheerleading squad.  This wasn't hazing, it was criminal activity and they shouldn't be allowed to represent the school.  Also, I don't think the high school can tell any university about what these girls did.  I believe the girls would either have to let the university know themselves, or the school would have to look up their history. 

Well let's use Hannah as an example, Say you as a Coach saw the story about what went down and you wanted to hear Hannah's side, went to her home town for a visit to get her story and she gave it plus she had all the other girls involved  come over to her house and got their stories about what happened. Would you decide right then and there about the scholarships or take a few days or wait to see what happens in court to make up your mind on revoking the scholarships 

11/28/08   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
No, I wouldn't let them back on the cheerleading squad.  This wasn't hazing, it was criminal activity and they shouldn't be allowed to represent the school.  Also, I don't think the high school can tell any university about what these girls did.  I believe the girls would either have to let the university know themselves, or the school would have to look up their history. 

Well say you ran USC ,UCLA , FLORIDA , FLORIDA STATE or any other school  and you had offered these girls scholarships to your school and you found out about what went down would you withdraw the scholarship offer to be a cheerleader but let them still keep  it or taken away totally

11/28/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

littleice2 wrote:
Would allow this girls to be cheerleaders at the school again if you were the in charge of the school a simple yes or no, plus here's one for you, Would you let the University know about the story of what the girls did?

No, I wouldn't let them back on the cheerleading squad.  This wasn't hazing, it was criminal activity and they shouldn't be allowed to represent the school.  Also, I don't think the high school can tell any university about what these girls did.  I believe the girls would either have to let the university know themselves, or the school would have to look up their history. 

11/28/08   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Speeding is against the law and has the potential to be dangerous too, but nobody is against it, assuming its reasonable.  Same thing here.  Hazing isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Its when stupid people do it that it gets out of control.

Would allow this girls to be cheerleaders at the school again if you were the in charge of the school a simple yes or no, plus here's one for you, Would you let the University know about the story of what the girls did?

11/27/08   |   soupz6

soupz6 wrote:
"Those girls just need to be taken out behind the damn shed, jerk their pants down..'"

Oh the possibilities.....

Yikes, realized how creepy that sounds haha.  I was trying to point out how the beginning of that quote couldve ended ANYWHERE.  Didnt mean to sound like a creeper. :)

11/27/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

littleice2 wrote:
Well I guess you think it alright to haze the rookie cheerleaders, but in case you  have forgotten hazing is againist the law and most high schools have some sort of rule against it. What grade are these cheerleaders in school, if they are in say grade 9,10 or 11 , they should no longer be aloud to be a cheerleader at any school any where in the state

Speeding is against the law and has the potential to be dangerous too, but nobody is against it, assuming its reasonable.  Same thing here.  Hazing isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Its when stupid people do it that it gets out of control.

11/27/08   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
I'm all for hazing, but this stuff was way over the line.  We need to go back to the fun, overly sexual cheerleader stories.  Preferably with cheerleaders who have graduated high school.

Well I guess you think it alright to haze the rookie cheerleaders, but in case you  have forgotten hazing is againist the law and most high schools have some sort of rule against it. What grade are these cheerleaders in school, if they are in say grade 9,10 or 11 , they should no longer be aloud to be a cheerleader at any school any where in the state

11/27/08   |   soupz6

"Those girls just need to be taken out behind the damn shed, jerk their pants down..'"

Oh the possibilities.....

11/26/08   |   littleice2   |   31 respect

I feel that the ringleader or ringleaders should be made to take their punishment . Plus are any of the Parents of the Charged Cheerleaders connected with court system and some how the chareges will disappear.  If the State Proscuter was smart move the case to another city so that it could be handle properly and so daddy's so called little angels "the now former cheerleaders" cann't say when it goes into court "well they wanted us to do it" and have the case thrown out and charged dropped , This is also what needs to be done until the case is finished all the cheerleaders charged in the case barred from cheerleading anywhere in the state for the rest of there high school career, send a letter to the NCAA telling them what these girls did, but not ban them from going on to University, plus issue a TRO. against the girls limit there movement   

11/26/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

uptown7010 wrote:
Whatever happened to daddy's INNOCENT Little Girl? The cheerleaders these days went from FUN HAZING to Aggravated assault and ATTEMPTED MURDER. What is really wrong with this picture?

Whatever happened to good looking cheerleaders?

11/26/08   |   soupz6

StLouisCrdsGirl wrote:
What kills me is the huge smiles on two of their faces!! These are MUG shots girls, not PROM photos. The seroiusness of what they are going through has no affect on them. Thanks to people like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears making light of getting arrested these girls think it's perfectly OK, and kind of cute. It's sad, I might sound old but I fear what a large number of the cyber generation thinks is acceptable and to use an "old term" COOL.

I'm in that generation and I fear it...

11/26/08   |   StLouisCrdsGirl

What kills me is the huge smiles on two of their faces!! These are MUG shots girls, not PROM photos. The seroiusness of what they are going through has no affect on them. Thanks to people like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears making light of getting arrested these girls think it's perfectly OK, and kind of cute. It's sad, I might sound old but I fear what a large number of the cyber generation thinks is acceptable and to use an "old term" COOL.

11/26/08   |   uptown7010

Whatever happened to daddy's INNOCENT Little Girl? The cheerleaders these days went from FUN HAZING to Aggravated assault and ATTEMPTED MURDER. What is really wrong with this picture?

11/26/08   |   stlbudlite14

My, my, my...those are some UGLY cheerleaders! Miss Piggy looks much better than them!

11/26/08   |   g_allen_s   |   12 respect

CHEERLEARDERS ARE SUCH A WASTE IF HUMAN ENERGY AS IT IS BUT THEY, LIKE ATHLETES, THINK THEY ARE INVINSIBLE. ITS OUT OF CONTROL

11/26/08   |   soupz6

All for it, prosecute them to the fullest.  High school kids think they are absolutely invincible.  We need to bring back some more demonstrative punishments, like tar and feathering or the stockade.  Guarantee this wouldn't happen again if they put those brats in shackles and paraded them around town.

11/26/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Take one guess.

 A really hot although not all too intelligent b#%tch?... Heck, she may have even been mean?

11/26/08   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Take one guess.

Mean?

11/26/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

kantwistaye wrote:

I had to Google search Regina George to know what Rachel McAdams looked like in that movie, but she looks like her... no clue what the McAdam's character was like in that movie though. 

Take one guess.

11/25/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Jess wrote:
She looks totally bored with the fact that she's there too. She reminds me of Rachel McAdams (Regina George) on Mean Girls

I had to Google search Regina George to know what Rachel McAdams looked like in that movie, but she looks like her... no clue what the McAdam's character was like in that movie though. 

11/25/08   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

No doubt.  I think Adelynn looks like she's about to cry.  She just realized she got into the wrong crowd. 

11/25/08   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Definitely Hannah... she's the only one remotely attractive.  And, she's the only one who isn't smiling or shocked about being there - she knew how screwed she was.

Yeah, and Hannah seemed to have a cold-blooded look. 

11/25/08   |   Jess   |   35096 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Definitely Hannah... she's the only one remotely attractive.  And, she's the only one who isn't smiling or shocked about being there - she knew how screwed she was.

She looks totally bored with the fact that she's there too. She reminds me of Rachel McAdams (Regina George) on Mean Girls

11/25/08   |   Jess   |   35096 respect

Heyhey1970 wrote:
I would laugh, but with a 3 month old son, my perspective is quickly changing on what might count as a harmless prank.  Does anyone have a guess (based upon the pictures) who the ringleader might be?  I'll guess... Hannah. 

Definitely Hannah - and I'm thinking Adelynn is their lacky

11/25/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Definitely Hannah... she's the only one remotely attractive.  And, she's the only one who isn't smiling or shocked about being there - she knew how screwed she was.

11/25/08   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

I would laugh, but with a 3 month old son, my perspective is quickly changing on what might count as a harmless prank.  Does anyone have a guess (based upon the pictures) who the ringleader might be?  I'll guess... Hannah. 

11/25/08   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
I'm all for hazing, but this stuff was way over the line.  We need to go back to the fun, overly sexual cheerleader stories.  Preferably with cheerleaders who have graduated high school.

Agreed, whole-heartedly.

11/25/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

(Edited by kantwistaye)

I'm all for hazing, but this stuff was way over the line.  We need to go back to the fun, overly sexual cheerleader stories.  Preferably with cheerleaders who have graduated high school.

11/25/08   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

bah, damn slow computer...

11/25/08   |   Jess   |   35096 respect

I think that pushing people in a pool with their hands duct taped is pretty dangerous - especially if the girl can't swim anyway.

11/25/08   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

LA_dodgers_fan wrote:
Sorry Pat, but settle down. I say this with the utmost respect to the military, but at least three of these sound like par for the course for military training.
-sleep deprivation
-exposure to the elements
-confinement in a small space
Now the other stuff sounds kinda jacked, but seriously, attempted homicide? If it were a football team instead of cheerleaders nobody would give a damn.

-duct taping someone's hands, blindfolding them and throwing them in a pool

I think that's the one that would make anyone want to press serious charges for.

11/25/08   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

LA_dodgers_fan wrote:
Sorry Pat, but settle down. I say this with the utmost respect to the military, but at least three of these sound like par for the course for military training.
-sleep deprivation
-exposure to the elements
-confinement in a small space
Now the other stuff sounds kinda jacked, but seriously, attempted homicide? If it were a football team instead of cheerleaders nobody would give a damn.

Those sound like par for the course for military training, yes. But these are high school cheerleaders, not trained members of the military.

"duct taping someone's hands, blindfolding them and throwing them in a pool"

That's the part I was referring to, with the attempted homicide. Try duct taping your hands and jumping into a pool with a blindfold, and let me know how it works out for you. I'm confident that I would be fine in that situation, but the average human being would be in serious trouble there.

11/25/08   |   LA_dodgers_fan

Sorry Pat, but settle down. I say this with the utmost respect to the military, but at least three of these sound like par for the course for military training.
-sleep deprivation
-exposure to the elements
-confinement in a small space
Now the other stuff sounds kinda jacked, but seriously, attempted homicide? If it were a football team instead of cheerleaders nobody would give a damn.

11/25/08   |   Jess   |   35096 respect

What a bunch of little twits. I agree - this should be taken much more seriously than it has been...if I was a parent of one of the other girls, I'd be pressing heavier charges.

(my god I'm getting old...now it's "if I was a parent of .." ack!)

11/25/08   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Yay for cheerleader mugshots.