"I could hear some of the other members yelling, 'I can't swim. I can't swim. Stop. Please don't push me in,'" she said.
"Were your hands still duct taped?" asked Canning.
"Our hands were still bound together and our blindfolds were still on, which terrified me even more," said Nickell. "I didn't know if I was going to come back up and live or if I was not going to make it."
Nickell says it was all part of some cruel initiation. The Katy school district conducted an investigation which resulted in the suspension of all cheerleading activities at Morton Ranch for the entire year.