Silsbee High School
|Silsbee High School|
|1575 Hwy 96 North
Silsbee, Texas, Hardin County 77656
|School district||Silsbee Independent School District|
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The school and the school district have been criticized for expelling a cheerleader from the school's cheerleading squad because of her refusal to cheer for a basketball player who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her. The charges were dropped down to assault a year later and the player was given probation. School officials also encouraged the victim to "keep a low profile" and avoid the school cafeteria.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in November 2010 that the victim — who is identified only as H.S. — had no right to refuse to applaud her attacker, because as a cheerleader in uniform, she was an agent of the school. The Fifth Circuit dismissed her case as "frivolous" and sanctioned the girl, ordering her family to pay the school district's $35,000–45,000 legal fees. A later judgment ruled that one of the claims was not frivolous and ordered the amount owed recalculated based on this finding. The Supreme Court declined to review the case.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Curtis Buckley - played cornerback for four seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, three seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, and one season for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins
- William Graham (American football) - played safety for six seasons for the Detroit Lions
- H. Palmer Hall - poet, author, editor and librarian who taught two years at Silsbee
- Mark Henry - Olympic weightlifter and professional wrestler
- James Hunter (American football) - played seven seasons as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions
- Brandi McCain - basketball player, played one season with the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks
- William Morrisey Jr.-Football Player (American Football) Defensive Tackle Texas A&M Aggies USA TODAY ALL-AMERICAN U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN WILLIE RAY SMITH AWARD
- Chloe Jones, adult actress, model. Mother of Three, and mistress of Charlie Sheen. Died 2005, At home in Houston Tx.
- Heldman, Caroline (October 15, 2010). "Cheerleader Required to Cheer for Man Who Assaulted Her". Ms Magazine blog. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- Heller, Matthew (September 29, 2010). "Court's Ruling in Failure-to-Cheer Case Deserves Boos". On Point News. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- Roberts, Selena (November 8, 2010). "High School Dissonance". Sports Illustrated. 113 (17). Retrieved November 26, 2010.
- "Ex-Cheerleader Gets A Break In Lawsuit Against Texas School District". Kwtx.com. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
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