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Cheerleading coach removed after calling team ‘highfalutin heifers’

Cameron Smith
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Of all the things a high school cheerleading coach should do, calling her charges "highfalutin heifers" isn't one of them. In fact, the world can now rest assured that precisely such a claim can get a cheerleading coach taken away from the team she is supposed to lead.

As first reported by Houston TV network KPRC (and brought to Prep Rally's attention by the folks at Larry Brown Sports), the Cypress Woods (Texas) High cheerleading coach is no longer in charge of the program after a recording emerged on which she called her team "highfalutin heifers."

"Who do you think you all are?" the coach said in the recording. "Highfalutin heifers. You can just come and go as you please. Fire me!"

The "heifers" line was part of a much longer screed the coach made against her team, with the cheerleader who recorded the rant claiming it was just one of a number of aggressive rants the coach had launched against the team. Her name has not been released because she is not facing any criminal charges in the rant, even if it might be concerning that she would deem it appropriate to compare impressionable young women to female cattle.

Meanwhile, the cheerleader who provided the recording -- who is identified only as the 11th-grade daughter of a man named Abel Olivares -- has been handed two days of detention for recording the coach's rant on school property and sharing the recording with friends.

While the student's father was upset that his daughter was disciplined, he maintained that any penalty she would pay would be a small price for the timely removal of the coach in question.

"They're supposed to be there to learn, feel safe, feel that the teacher is going to have a high standard, just like they're expected to do," Abel Olivares told KPRC. "If nothing else, that audio protects another kid from being yelled at or verbally abused, then you did a good thing."

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