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Denver police are investigating an incident involving cheerleaders at East High School being forced to participate in painful and possibly abusive practice routines. 9 News was sent a series of videos in which cheerleaders on the East High team are forced into a split position while screaming in pain. This is not how you learn how to do a split:

The man pushing on the shoulders of the girl in the video above is Ozell Williams, who is the coach of the cheer team. 9 News reports that parents have been complaining to the school about Williams for months, and that he has been placed on leave while the police conduct their investigation.

[9 News]