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Family supports cheerleader with Down syndrome at homecoming game

Family supports cheerleader with Down syndrome at homecoming game


WASHINGTON (Circa) — Family, friends and supporters of Glenn Wilson attended West High School homecoming game to support the cheerleader.

The 17-year-old lives with Down syndrome. Wilson’s family said his cheer coach singled him out because of the special need and didn’t want to work with him.

Spokespeople for Columbus City Schools admit a mistake was made and that Wilson is a full member of the cheer squad.

At Friday night's homecoming game, Wilson took the field to cheer alongside his squad.

"He's very excited. I'm very excited for him. He's looked for a long time for this,” said Sue Morris, Wilson’s grandmother.

In the stands of Magly field, supporters wore t-shirts in support of Wilson. The 17-year-old’s grandmother hopes the experience is a learning lesson.

"Glenn is just a person like everyone else is. Because he has a disability, doesn't make him any different than what me or you are,” said Wilson.

Wilson will be on the cheer squad for the rest of the season.

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