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Over 30 San Diego High School Students Suspended For a Twerking Video

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Looks like these students definitely won’t be twerking at their senior prom. Nearly 30 San Diego students from Scripps Ranch High got in trouble for making a suggestive twerking video, with their punishment including no prom, no graduation, and suspension.

The video features a number of high school students “twerking,” (maybe you remember the dance move from a video Miley Cyrus recently made? Except, she was in a unicorn onesie when she was twerking) which is basically a variation of a booty shake that some say is derived from the moves of an exotic dancer. In the video, they refer to themselves as the “Scripps Ranch High School Twerk Team,” and do all kinds of twerking moves. (Again, Miley referred to her fans as the #MCTwerkTeam — more inspiration?) Some girls are even upside down when doing it!



Now, you may be wondering why exactly the students got in so much trouble for the video, and according to the school, there argument is that the students were in “violation of the school’s honor code when they performed the sexually suggestive dance move, which involves girls shaking their hips and boys watching them do so.” Another reason there is an issue with it is because it was all filmed on school grounds.

However, it’s reported that the San Diego school board is reviewing their punishment, so they just might get to attend their prom and graduation after all.

What do YOU think of these teens getting suspended for twerking? Did the punishment fit the crime? Or was it too harsh? Sound off in the comments section!



Watch: Miley’s Twerk Vid