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Hurt Cheerleader Files Lawsuit

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    Liberty High School cheerleaders and parents came to the Bethlehem School Board meeting Monday night looking for answers regarding the district's decision to curtail the group's planned trip to Florida in February.

    The family of an injured 12-year old Wilton cheerleader is suing her coach and the town youth football league.

    The family filed a negligence lawsuit on Thursday claiming that the coach permitted her and her teammates to do a move that was “beyond their capabilities.”

    As a result, the girl suffered permanent injuries in March 2009 when she fell to the ground and broke her right elbow and arm after being thrown into the air by her teammates during a maneuver called the "bucket toss."

    Attorney Mary Ann Connors told The Connecticut Post the breaks resulted in the girl's arm being "permanently fixed at an angle."
     
    The lawyer for the coach and Wilton Youth Football Inc. was unavailable for comment.