PALM BAY, Florida – A Heritage High School varsity cheerleading coach has been fired after she allegedly provided alcohol to her squad in Palm Bay.
This comes after Brevard Public Schools launched an internal investigation after a sleepover at Kristy King’s Palm Bay home.
According to King, the allegations are all coming from her soon-to-be-husband. She denied providing any alcohol to the underage cheerleaders.
King’s estranged husband made the complaint to district officials after he was monitoring the couple’s home security system in July.
He said the complaint is not about his pending divorce, but that he observed some of the cheerleaders consuming alcohol in the home.
The former Heritage High School varsity cheerleading coach stated that if Brevard Public Schools wants to talk to her about the allegations, they are not coming from parents. She insists that her estranged husband is the sole complainant.
District officials interviewed several cheerleaders who were at the Palm Bay home for the sleepover. Some said they saw no drinking, but one cheerleader told investigators that one girl took out some alcohol for everyone.
Another student told officials that the Palm Bay cheerleaders wanted to drink, so they took the alcohol from the pantry and began drinking.
Coincidentally, police went to the home the night of the sleepover and cleared the call with no findings.
However, officials concluded King knowingly provided and allowed underage cheerleaders to drink at the Palm Bay home and terminated her employment.
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