Board Hears Report On Incident Following Basketball Recreation

The Benton Harbor Space Colleges Board of Training has obtained a report on final week’s incident involving district cheerleaders as they left a basketball recreation in Battle Creek. Following the Tiger victory over Battle Creek Central, the Benton Harbor cheerleaders and their coach allege they had been harassed and attacked whereas strolling out to their bus. At Tuesday’s college board assembly, Benton Harbor Interim Superintendent Robinson mentioned Battle Creek Central is a longtime rival of Benton Harbor, and sooner or later, extra might be completed to guard the athletes once they go to those rival video games.


“As we transfer ahead and we’re sending our children away to different districts, we’re going to be certain that we’ve got our employees, have safety employees with them as they go,” Robinson mentioned. “We need to ensure that they’re protected, and so as a way to do this we’ve got to make sure that we’ve got individuals in place on our finish that journey with them.”

Benton Harbor Athletic Director Michael VanHoven mentioned extra may be completed to make sure the cheerleaders use an exit away from the crowds once they’re leaving video games. Robinson mentioned the video she has seen from that night doesn’t appear to corroborate claims by the cheerleaders that issues had been thrown at them. She mentioned many of the incident seems to have been verbal. Benton Harbor Excessive Faculty Principal Reedell Holmes mentioned extra skilled improvement might be given to coaches, and the athletes will obtain sportsmanship improvement.

Pictured: Benton Harbor Space Colleges Athletic Director Michael VanHoven speaks to the varsity board.


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