Controversial pep rally gets national attention

October 9, 2008 6:04:26 PM PDT
A controversial act at a pep rally at a high school in Nacogdoches is making news around the country. During the pep rally last month, students portraying the opposing team dropped to their knees. Toy guns were brought out depicting a shot to the back of their heads. Then the limp bodies were dragged into a pile, all to the theme of the Clint Eastwood classic western, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

But some students saw the mock execution as distasteful and wrote a complaint to the local newspaper.

"Not only was it inhumane, but it also bent the rules for the cheerleaders, cause no one else is allowed to bring toy guns to school," said Mollie Garrigan with Nacogdoches High School.

Nacogdoches ISD now says the selection of the skit for the pep rally was short-sighted and not sensitive to the times in which we live.

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