You might have guessed that the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties is frowning on use of the Twitter hashtag "RapeStow" being used by fans of the Cuyahoga Falls football team.
Executive Director Terri Heckman says she understands the context, but that doesn't make it okay.
"It's a perfect opportunity for learning," said Heckman. "Somebody's got to grab those kids, be it a teacher or one of the best people to do it is the coach, (who has) a huge influence on this age group."
Even though it's probably only meant to tease the fans of Stow's team before the season-ending rivalry between the two schools, Heckman says overuse of words like 'rape' or 'kill' can cause kids to become desensitized to actions that should be taken seriously.
Heckman says it's particularly offensive to anyone who has been a victim of any form of sexual assault.
Previous coverage: Twitter Trend: #rapeStow Going Too Far?
The Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldogs are turning around their football fortunes this season.
Under head coach Mark Nori, the Bulldogs are 3-1 this season with victories over North Canton Hoover, Firestone and Twinsburg. Their only loss has been to Kent Roosevelt.
The Bulldogs have been rewarded in the Ohio High School Computer Ratings. Stow-Munroe Falls is listed in 10th place in Region One Division Two. While the top eight teams in reach region make the playoffs, the Bulldogs have set themselves up in the playoff hunt with half-a-football season to go.
On Friday night, the Bulldogs travel to Mayfield High School to take on the Wildcats.
Nori says his commitment to run the football has paid off in victories for the Bulldogs
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