Home Page
KPUA Program Schedule
Election Coverage

Today's KPUA Program Schedule:
Click here for showtimes
& complete program lineup.


National News
World News
Sports
Business
Strange Reports
Entertainment
NCAA Tournament
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
University of Hawaii
ESPN
KWXX
B-97
KPUA
1145 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
PH: 808 935-5461
FAX: 808 935-7761

Hilo, Hawaii News, Sports, & Information Sunday, April 20, 2014



Back to Hawaii News index




Posted: Saturday, November 9th, 2013 7:24 AM HST

School suspends cheerleading after bullying report

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) An Oahu high school has suspended varsity and junior varsity cheerleading while it investigates reports of cyberbullying by team members.

Administrators at McKinley High School in Honolulu tell KHON-TV that they learned members of the 48-person squad had taken part in online bullying.

Complex Area Superintendent Ruth Silberstein says the district puts safety and health first and cheerleading activities will be suspended indefinitely until the investigation ends.

Cheerleaders are being given training sessions about dangers of cyberbullying.

Parents say the school is overreacting. Parent Darren Newton says the administration is punishing all 48 members and not allowing practices, fundraising or wearing uniforms in school.

He says administrators have not determined or have not announced who was involved in bullying and made a kneejerk reaction by suspending the entire team.



National News
World News

Sports
Business

Strange Reports
Entertainment