id–cheerleaders lawsuit

Cheerleaders sue school district over dismissal from team

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) - Nine Idaho students have filed a lawsuit claiming they were unfairly removed from their high school cheerleading team after staging a "sit-in" to protest conflicts with the school's new cheerleading coach.The Idaho Statesman reports the lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, alleges the Cassia County School District, Burley High School, Superintendent Gaylen Smyer and several school employees violated the girls' First Amendment rights.