Parents, Students Outraged Over New School Policy: Either Everyone Makes Cheerleading Squad, Or No One Does

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A New Jersey high school is facing heat from students and parents over a new policy that either everyone makes the cheerleading squad or no one does.

Hanover Park High School in East Hanover enacted the change after a parent complained that their child didn't make the team after tryouts last month.

The school says the goal is to make the squad more inclusive. But student Stephanie Krueger recently told board of education members that "all my hard work has been thrown out the window.''

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Some parents say when they complained about the new policy the principal threatened to disband the 10-member squad altogether.

The board is now reviewing the policy. But it's not clear when a final decision will be made.

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