Students Suspended After Filming Twerking Video On School Grounds

Fri, May 3, 2013 2:16pm EDT by 8 Comments
Students Suspended Twerking
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More than 30 seniors at a San Diego high school are forced to miss their graduation and prom after they filmed a video on school grounds showcasing the popular “twerking” dance craze! Do YOU think that’s too extreme?

Senior year is supposed to be one of the most exciting times in teens’ lives, especially with prom and graduation to close out the last four years. But for a group of seniors at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, those milestones were ripped away from them.

Students Suspended For Twerking Video

The video shows about 30 girls all engaging in the popular “twerk” dance craze, in which they move their hips suggestively. A man, who calls himself WetMilk, is also on the videos  looking on at the women and seemingly judging their dance moves.

But the school’s administrators insist that the students involved violated the honor code laid out in the handbook by performing such sexually provocative acts on school property.

The handbook states that students are prevented from engaging in anything “verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting,” according to NBC San Diego. And the administrators have the biggest issue with the fact that the video was shot on school property, not that the students were involved.

Scripps High School Twerking Video — Why It Was Filmed

Twerking videos have been a popular recreation since celebs, including Miley Cyrus, have posted twerk videos on YouTube. Senior Lyston McNear suggested in his journalism class that his classmates make a twerking video — and they were excited to participate.

“Nobody was offended or anything. It was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool,'” he told The Union-Times. Even though Lyston didn’t appear in the video, it was his idea.

What do YOU think of the students being suspended, HollyMoms? Do you think that’s appropriate or fair? Let us know in the comments below!

WATCH: Scripps High School Twerk Team 2013


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