Look What Miley Did: More Than 30 Students Suspended From School, Banned From Prom And Graduation For Twerk Video

May 2, 2013  |  

Some San Diego high school students got the shock of their life recently when they found out that a twerk video they thought was harmless, was going to get them not only suspended from school, but banned from prom, and for senior students involved, kept from walking across the stage during graduation. Did the school overreact or did these students really play themselves? Let’s discuss.

So 33 students at the Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, who ironically were all part of a media class at the school, found time to create a twerk video with all of the young ladies featured upside down, posted up against a wall, shaking their behinds as a scrawny young black man poses next to them and even between their legs. In the frenzy of all this twerking, no one saw anything wrong with doing this ON school grounds. Nor did they find any problem with staring in the camera and saying, “Welcome to the Scripps Ranch High School Twerk Team!” Faces all exposed, twerking for the world. Fail.

According to the NBC affiliate in San Diego, the young women taped claimed that they didn’t know that whoever was recording the video would go on to OF COURSE put it on YouTube, but once it was posted for the world to see and school officials got word of it, there was nothing the students could do to appease them. As previously stated, the 33 students involved were banned from prom, walking in their graduation, and suspended from Tuesday and on through Friday this week as part of a “zero tolerance infraction” policy against sexual harassment and major disruptions on school grounds, which is made clear in the student handbook–a handbook every student has to sign and agree that they understand.

A parent who spoke with the NBC affiliate in San Diego said that she thought the school overreacted and should have used this episode as a teaching moment. But these students knew better. In this digital age, nobody just shoots video of folks twerking just to do it. It’s going on YouTube or WorldStar, or wherever other rachetry is sold. And even if you didn’t know it was going online, why would you want to participate in some foolery like that on school grounds?

Worst comment from one of the students from the school who disagreed with the punishment?

“To show support for everybody getting suspended, we should all twerk at once at lunch #freethetwerkteam”

Stick to your studies, kids.

Check out the news story from the NBC affiliate above with some of the twerking video included.

Do you think they deserved to get suspended, banned from prom and kept from walking in graduation?

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