Principal, athletic director resign over viral video of cheerleader forced into splits

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An investigation into a viral video of a cheerleader forced into the splits by her coach has led to the resignation of both the principal and athletic director.

According to WNBC, the Denver school district determined the pair was both aware of the videos before they went viral.

The East High School freshman is seen being forced into the splits surrounded by teammates.

(WARNING: Video contains graphic content)

She screams in pain as she's pushed down to the ground in the position.

Her coach, Ozell Williams, was dismissed after the video became public.

The Associated Press reports police opened a child abuse investigation into the incident.

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