Silsbee High School

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Silsbee High School
Address
1575 Hwy 96 North
Silsbee, Texas, Hardin County 77656
United States
Coordinates 30°20′38″N 94°09′11″W / 30.344°N 94.153°W / 30.344; -94.153Coordinates: 30°20′38″N 94°09′11″W / 30.344°N 94.153°W / 30.344; -94.153
Information
Type Public
Opened 2000
School district Silsbee Independent School District
Principal Paul Trevino
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Maroon, White
Mascot Tiger
Newspaper Focus
Website

Silsbee High School is a public high school in Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas. It is the only high school in the Silsbee Independent School District. Their mascot is the Tiger.

Controversy[edit]

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.[1][2][3] A later judgment ruled that one of the claims was not frivolous and ordered the amount owed recalculated based on this finding.[4] The Supreme Court declined to review the case.

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heldman, Caroline (October 15, 2010). "Cheerleader Required to Cheer for Man Who Assaulted Her". Ms Magazine blog. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Heller, Matthew (September 29, 2010). "Court's Ruling in Failure-to-Cheer Case Deserves Boos". On Point News. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Selena (November 8, 2010). "High School Dissonance". Sports Illustrated 113 (17). Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Cheerleader Gets A Break In Lawsuit Against Texas School District". Kwtx.com. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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