Cheerleaders in hot water after putting condoms in spirit bags

Wharton ISD said the varsity team put condoms in the spirit bags meant for the football team

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Goody bags with condoms landed a team of high school cheerleaders in the stands for Friday night's game.

It happened at the high school in Wharton Independent School District.

The district said the varsity team put condoms in the spirit bags meant for the football team before their homecoming game last week.

As punishment, the whole team was given a one day in-school suspension and banned from Friday night's game.

In a statement the district said the punishment was to teach students proper behavior and not meant to be overly harsh.