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BUILDING A CASE: Attorney considers insanity defense for cheerleader

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Cheergate is likely to continue well into the new year. At the pretrial hearing in the case of a San Benito High School varsity cheerleader with disabilities accused of assaulting the parent of a fellow cheerleader, a trial date was tentatively set for 10 a.m. on Jan. 28—this to …

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‘CHEERGATE’ GOES TO COURT: Cheerleader hearing rescheduled for Dec. 4

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A hearing in federal court into an injunction filed by Noe Treviño on behalf of his niece Alexandria Hernandez, the San Benito High School cheerleader with disabilities who accused fellow squad members of bullying and discrimination, has been rescheduled to Dec. 4. Originally set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. …

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INJUNCTION FILED: TRO overturns cheerleader’s removal for final game

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com This one’s a twist. The San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy reached the courts on Friday when a judge signed a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by an attorney representing Noe Treviño and his niece Alexandria Hernandez, the 17-year-old disabled member of the cheer squad who accused fellow …

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Cheerleader who claimed bullying kicked off squad

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Another chapter in the saga of the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading controversy was written on Monday when Alexandria Hernandez, the disabled 17-year-old senior cheerleader who accused her teammates of bullying and discrimination, was kicked off the squad for allegedly violating the cheer constitution. In response to a …

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Obregón candid on cheer controversy; steps up school security

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If you’ve already surmised that the increase in security at San Benito High School has a little something to do with the varsity cheerleading controversy, consider it a good guess. In an exclusive interview with the San Benito News on Thursday, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Interim Superintendent …

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UPDATE: Cheerleader who accused teammates of bullying pleads ‘not guilty’ to misdemeanor assault

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The handicapped San Benito High School varsity cheerleader who accused fellow members of the cheer squad of bullying and discrimination was arrested Thursday morning for misdemeanor assault, authorities with the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Police Department reported. According to district police, 17-year-old Alexandria Hernandez, an SBHS cheerleader …

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BREAKING: SBCISD dismisses cheerleader bullying allegations as ‘unsubstantiated’

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A probe conducted by San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Special Education attorneys Buechler and Associates into allegations that members of the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading squad bullied and discriminated against a handicapped teammate were dismissed as “unsubstantiated,” SBCISD Community Relations Director Celia Longoria announced via a …

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