School Climate & Safety

City Council Honors Basketball Players Who Stuck Up for Bullied Cheerleader

By Bryan Toporek — March 18, 2015 1 min read

On Monday night, the Kenosha, Wis., city council honored three Lincoln Middle School basketball players who attracted national attention for their defense of a bullied cheerleader.

During a game, the three players—Chase Vazquez, Scooter Terrien, and Miles Rodriguez—heard negative comments coming from the stands about Desiree Andrews, a cheerleader who has Down syndrome. During a timeout, the three players walked off the court and asked the offenders to stop, according to TMJ in Milwaukee.

“A couple of us went over there and were like, ‘Can you guys just stop? That’s not right,’” Rodriguez told TMJ.

Since the incident, Andrews has become an integral part of the basketball team, according to the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.