Cheerleader with Down’s Syndrome barred because 'he didn’t fit with the squad’s image'

Published September 26, 2018 13 Plays

Rumble / Everyday HeroesThe family of a high school cheerleader with Down’s Syndrome say he was barred from training sessions because he didn’t fit with the squad’s “image”. Glenn Wilson, 17, was delighted when he was picked to join the West High School cheer team earlier this year and began practising his moves straight away. But when his starter kit containing training schedules and uniform costs didn’t arrive during the summer vacation as promised, his family grew concerned. Glenn’s uncle Ray Valentine, 47, contacted the school in Columbus, Ohio, USA and says he was told by a cheerleading coach that the youngster was not welcome on her team.