I was just informed that the girls who were at the party with my difficult child are possibly going to be removed from the cheer team because of underage drinking. We wont know until Wednesday because school is out and the principal is going to meet with the coaches to discuss it. I am so mad at mine right now that I am seeing red but at the same time I am having difficulty with that being an appropriate punishment. 1. I think the parents should be included in this meeting since their children would lose scholarship money. 2. The kids were not at a school function, they were on Christmas break and what they did did not affect the team. 3. The morality clause wont fly either because last year we had a pregnant cheerleader and they went crazy protecting her right to cheer. 4. I have found out through a lawyer I know personally that several members of other teams have been arrested in similar situations and not been removed from their teams. 5. We had a case of cheerleaders showing up smelling of liquor last year and nothing was done about it. 6. One of our cheerleaders supposedly got caught cheating on a test and was not punished for it other than having her grade docked. 7. None of the girls were charged with anything. The other teams have had their individuals in court. Am I wrong to want to beat my child but make sure she is held to the same standard as other student athletes even if that means I am standing up for her? I know its convoluted thinking but I want her to feel punished I just dont know if the school has the right to do the punishing considering it had nothing to do with school. The kids have already had to call their parents to be picked up, been frisked by the police, had to blow a breathalyzer do they really need any more punishment. Maybe the coaches should be allowed to run them till the puke!