Watch: When a Basketball Team Hears a Cheerleader Get Bullied from the Stands Their Reaction is Pure Class

(Image Source: TMJ4 New, Screenshot Credit, We The People)

(Image Source: TMJ4 New, Screenshot Credit, We The People)

March 13, 2015

We The People:

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Just when we have been led to believe that the U.S.  is going to hell in a hand basket, leave it to a group of middle-school basketball players to set the record straight.

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By Malia Bromhill

A group of middle school students in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have shown that all it takes to stop bullying is courage and character.

A group of middle school students in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have shown that all it takes to stop bullying is courage and character.

As WTMJ4 News reports, the three boys who play basketball for Lincoln Middle School were in the middle of a game, when they heard someone in the stands say something belittling about Dee Andrews, one of the school’s cheerleaders.

Dee, who has Down Syndrome, is in eighth grade and a classmate of the three boys who stopped the game to confront the bully.

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Chase Vazquez, Miles Rodriguez, and Scooter Terrien may have been the ones to take action, but they say they had the support of the entire team when they walked off the court to put an end to the bullying.

For the boys, defending their classmate was just the right thing to do“It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we’re all the same,” said Terrien. “We’re all created the same. God made us the same way.”

“This is what standing up, being a true team, not only a basketball team, but a team of people that are going to support somebody,” Nieman told TMJ4 News.

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As for Andrews, she says that what the boys did was “sweet, kind, awesome, and amazing.” And she’s thrilled at the new nickname her friends on the team have given to the school gym: “Dee’s House.

The teammates who took a stand against bullying have been getting support from across the country, and the city council plans to honor them with a citizenship award.

Meanwhile, Dee Andrews will get one step closer to the fame she dreams of. The school has decided to make the gym’s nickname an official one. Soon, it will be a permanent reminder of friendship, courage, and what it means to be a “true team.”

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