33 High School Students Suspended For Twerking

More lives ruined by twerking! When will the madness stop?!

1. Dozens of teenage girls from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego were suspended for making a “twerk team video.”

2. FYI this is what twerking is if you don’t know.

3. In the video, thirty-two students danced outside class during 6th period. It was then uploaded to YouTube.

4. The school was furious and suspended all 33 students involved, the 32 twerk team members and a 33rd filming, banning them from prom, and not allowing them to walk during commencement.

5. Many of the girls involved and their families are outraged, thinking the school’s decision was too harsh.

Im pretty much done with Scripps Ranch's admin, I don't understand how they can get their heads this far up their own butts

— mercedes_benzie (@Emily Benzie)

Even my conservative mother thinks the SRHS admin is full of crap

— mercedes_benzie (@Emily Benzie)

Suspended, banned from prom, and prevented from walking at graduation all because of an awesome twerk video. I don't understand

— mercedes_benzie (@Emily Benzie)

9. As NBC San Diego reports, the twerking video violates the school handbook:

Students must sign a page in the handbook that states: “At Scripps Ranch High school there is zero tolerance for students who cause major disruptions at school or school activities. Any student who causes a major disruption will receive a five (5) day suspension, a possible new school placement and may be arrested.”

11. There is, of course, already a #FreeTheTwerkTeam hashtag. And many students are threatening some kind of twerkathon protest.

12. Scripps Ranch High School is standing by their decision, however.

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