GREENUP, IL. (ECWd) –
After arriving at the Cumberland County School District 77 High School (just outside Greenup) football field this afternoon, I said “Hello” (or something like that) to their friendly photographer, Peggy Kuhn.
Here was her response – including very nice language on a football field with children present:
What happened was, while working on a “School Teachers and Cheer Coaches Bully 11-year-old Cheerleader Story” (will be published later) I was met with a photographer who appeared to be more concerned about standing in front of my camera, than actually taking photos of the football game in progress.
I had moved several times, and noticed she always made it back in front of the camera, so I moved it again leaving her partially in the frame just to see what would happen – Just as I thought, she turned around far enough to figure out that I moved the camera again, and moved herself in front of the camera…again.
This is what followed:
The above happened in the second half.
Prior to the game starting, someone connected to the Cumberland JFL, at least he said he was, tried to convince me that I could not stand on the running track (even though a photographer was), but instead had to film from behind the chain link fence. That didn’t turn out very well for him, as I invited him to call the Police Department if he did not like where I was standing (which was out of the way of everything) – while at the same time allowing a photographer to use the running track.
View that exchange of ideas here:
Now I am thinking about changing the name of the article to “School Teachers and Cheer Coaches Bully 11-year-old Cheerleader, while Football Coach and Team Photographer Bully News Gathering Videographer” story.
While people in Mattoon, Illinois are picketing and protesting to STOP bullying, these people appear to be trying to collectively perfect it.
We were working this story ourselves, when WAND News took up the cause and published their story on television news: (Controversy over cheerleader’s dismissal from JFL cheer team). There is more to this controversy, and we will reveal it in a future article.