Cheering Censorship


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Officials at Revere High School in Massachusetts have banned Caley Godino, one of the school's head cheerleaders, from cheering after other students complained about a political remark she made. Godino was watching a presidential debate as part of a class assignment when her teacher tweeted about the low turnout for a recent mayoral race. Godino responded that only 10 percent voted for mayor because 90 percent of the city's residents aren't legal. School officials said she should have known they would punish her for that. "If you are going to stand up and say something that other people will find offensive, then you need to be prepared to deal with the ramifications of that," said Superintendent Dianne Kelley.