A transgender cheerleader in the United States has been booted out of a cheerleading camp after allegedly choking a female teammate during a physical altercation reported the New York Post.
25-year-old transgender cheerleader Averie Chanel Medlock was expelled from Ranger College cheerleading camp in Texas over the choking incident involving 17-year-old female teammate, identified only as Karleigh.
According to media reports, Karleigh and other cheerleaders reportedly locked themselves inside a room to hide from an angry Ms Medlock with police called in to handle the situation which eventually saw Medlock booted from camp.
Medlock however took to Facebook to explain the incident saying she “stood up” for herself.
“Well guys I’m officially retired as a cheerleader as of last night at 5:30am. A girl on the team was being very disrespectful and told me I am a MAN with a PENIS and that [guys] should not be on the team,” she wrote.
“I stood up for myself and she called her mom and dad because she was scared because I [stood] up for myself.
“Her father said, ‘She still has testosterone and a penis and I will kill anyone who comes after my daughter.’”
Karleigh’s father Mike Jones was also called to the scene by his daughter, and denied attacking Ms Medlock’s gender or race.
“I ask you what you would have done when receiving a phone call at 1am in the morning from your daughter stating they had locked themselves in the room with other girls,” he wrote on Facebook.
“At no time did I ever say anything about your race or your gender.”
Jones is pushing for police to release body camera and CCTV footage of the incident.
In a statement issued, Ranger College said it will investigate the incident.
“Ranger College takes all allegations of this nature seriously and is committed to providing a learning environment free from discrimination,” the school said.