Banner back: NC school says cheerleading squad members, any adult responsible for banner ‘will face consequences’

Banner back: NC school says cheerleading squad members, any adult responsible for banner 'will face consequences'

Posted: Oct 19, 2021 / 7:02 pm EDT

Updated: 19/06/2020 19:06

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) – Members of a Charlotte high school cheer squad are now saying “sorry” for an insensitive show of school spirit at a Friday night football game.

We’ve all seen players bust through banners before football games, but Butler High School’s message isn’t going over well with fans.

A banner Butler High School cheerleaders stood on the field before a recent matchup against Charlotte Catholic read: “Sniff, sniff, you smell that? Privilege.”

CMS leaders are now responding, saying team members and all adults responsible for the banner will face consequences for displaying it.

CMS is aware of an insensitive banner displayed by the Butler HS cheerleading squad before the school’s football game against Charlotte Catholic last Friday.

Staff members and adults responsible for supervision will face consequences as a result of that banner display. School and district officials do not provide specific information about this discipline.

Principal Golden and Learning Community Superintendent Tangela Williams spoke with Charlotte Catholic leaders to offer a verbal apology.

Butler High School cheerleaders sent an apology letter to their counterparts at Charlotte Catholic.

Soon there will be a meeting between the schools’ cheerleading teams to facilitate goodwill and understanding.

School officials are not going into details about what exactly the punishment will be. Butler High School cheerleaders sent a letter of apology to Charlotte Catholic.

There will also be a meeting between the two schools soon.

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