Updated:14:07, Saturday November 17, 2007 A group of US cheerleaders have been suspended from school after they lifted up their skirts at the end of a Britney Spears routine. They performed the risque move to finish the season on a high after their American football team had a disappointing year. With their parents' backing, they capped off the routine by flashing their shorts which spelled out the school's nickname, Indians. One of the mothers had even made the white garments especially for the last game. But the teachers at Ripon High School in California were not happy and after the half-time routine, they told the cheerleaders to leave. However, the girls did not want to go and continued cheering. The coaches were also annoyed because they had not been told about the final pose, where they had danced to Spears' Hit Me Baby One More Time. When the girls turned up at school the following week, six of the eight teenagers were told they would be suspended for two days. Cheerleader Michele Capriulo said: "We felt what we did wasn't wrong. It was cute and fun and the crowd loved it. "Our coaches just had a power trip." Another, Bonnie Winget, told The Modesto Bee newspaper: "We wanted to end our senior year on a bang. We didn't mean to push things this far." A third girl thinks her grades will suffer because of the suspension and at least one parent has appealed to police over the penalty. (http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1293246,00.html) I'd have more of a problem with this if the cheerleaders were in middle or elementary school. They had their parents' permission and they were wearing spanky pants. They're not showing any more than what they would if there were aerial stunts involved.