Middle Schoolers Walk off Court to Stop Bullying of Girl with Down Syndrome

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2015

via WTMJ

When three Lincoln Middle School (Kenosha, Wisconsin) basketball players noticed that a cheerleader with Down syndrome was getting bullied during a game, they took action.

Lincoln basketball players Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez saw some kids were making fun of cheerleader Desiree Andrews during a game. They found the behavior unacceptable and walked off the court to put an end to the bullying.

Michele Fiore of Milwaukee's TMJ4 caught up to Andrews and the basketball players to provide a better look at this story.

When Terrien was asked what he's learned from this experience, he said, "All I'm gonna think is bullying is not the right way to go. Always stand up for your friends and protect one another."

Per Fiore, the Kenosha City council is planning on presenting the boys with a citizenship award next week. They may also be eligible for the mayor's youth award.

[TMJ4, h/t ESPNW]

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