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The cheerleading team of North Stanly High School was placed in probation Monday for waving the Trump 2020 banner during a home game last month

The cheerleaders in high school in North Carolina are being tested for the rest of the year to display a Trump 2020 banner before a football game

  • Cheerleading squadron at North Stanly High School in North Carolina was put to the test on Monday
  • They received a reprimand after holding up a Trump 2020 banner during a high school football match last month
  • The banner reads: & # 39; Trump 2020: Make America Great Again & # 39;
  • The team was put to the test because all high schools in North Carolina have a policy that prohibits students from showing political signs
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Cheerleaders from a high school in North Carolina were conditionally sentenced after raising a flag in support of President Donald Trump before a football match.

The cheerleading team of North Stanly High School was placed in probation Monday for waving the Trump 2020 banner during a home game last month.

Team members posed for photos with the banner on August 30 before the game in Stanly County, about 50 miles northeast of Charlotte.

The banner reads: & # 39; Trump 2020: Make America Great Again. & # 39;

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The cheerleading team of North Stanly High School was placed in probation Monday for waving the Trump 2020 banner during a home game last month

The cheerleading team of North Stanly High School was placed in probation Monday for waving the Trump 2020 banner during a home game last month

The cheerleaders' photo was distributed on social media before the North Carolina High School Athletic Association decided to take action.

The team got a reprimand because all high schools in North Carolina have a policy that prohibits students from showing political signs.

The cheerleaders will be on trial for a year, but are expected to continue to cheer.

Officials said the probation period was not a form of punishment, but rather a warning.

The athletic association may issue fines or suspensions if the team continues to display political banners.

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District Superintendent Jeff James said the banner was not planned or approved by the school or staff.

Photos of the cheerleaders were distributed on social media (a version pictured above) before the North Carolina High School Athletic Association decided to take action

Photos of the cheerleaders were distributed on social media (a version pictured above) before the North Carolina High School Athletic Association decided to take action

Photos of the cheerleaders were distributed on social media (a version pictured above) before the North Carolina High School Athletic Association decided to take action

The cheerleaders of the North Stanly High School have a probationary period of one year, but are expected to continue to cheer

The cheerleaders of the North Stanly High School have a probationary period of one year, but are expected to continue to cheer

The cheerleaders of the North Stanly High School have a probationary period of one year, but are expected to continue to cheer

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& # 39; The focus of Friday night football matches should be on our students – the players, cheerleaders, band members – the focus should not be on politics, & # 39; officials said.

& # 39; That is why we are hopeful that the situation will resolve and that our student sportsmen can have a successful fall season. & # 39;

Some people, outraged by the decision to put the cheerleaders on trial, created a Facebook event calling on supporters to attend this week's game to support the team.

& # 39; The cheerleaders of the North Stanly High School have been wrongly tested by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for the remainder of the football season because they had presented a Trump banner for a home game on 8-30-2019 & # 39 ;, reads the event page.

& # 39; Please come out and help me show the school and the NCHSAA that freedom of expression is not dead. Please bring all your Trump and MAGA stuff and drop our support behind the cheerleaders of the North Stanly High School. & # 39;

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