33 High School Students Suspended For Twerking
More than 30 seniors at Scripps Ranch High School near San Diego have been disciplined for making a twerking video and posting it on YouTube. The students who appeared in the video may be banned from prom and prohibited from attending their own graduation for shaking their asses on school property.
Allegedly, this whole twerk-a-thon started as these things usually do. One student asked others during 6th period media class, “Who wants to be videotaped twerking?” And, naturally, 33 girls volunteered to be taped all over the school, twerking and doing handstands. Probably because they were ready to graduate already and/or bored and/or fans of that video of Miley Cyrus twerking in a unicorn onesie. I know I enjoyed it.
One parent claimed that the poor, innocent twerkers didn’t know where the video would end up. Duh. It ended up where every video ends up: on YouTube, where the director had edited and dubbed over the twerks with a YG song. Obviously, the director has a future career in music videos. Good for her.
One Scripps Ranch HS student tweeted, “Suspended, banned from prom, and prevented from walking at graduation all because of an awesome twerk video. I don’t understand.”
It turns out the Scripps Ranch HS student handbook prohibits “verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting.” So, I guess twerking falls under that umbrella. Rules shmules. But I say this as a former high school rebel turned high school teacher (Oh! The irony!), I am impressed by their industriousness, even if it was slightly misguided. [NBC San Diego]