Skip to comments.Board to review 'twerking' suspensions
Posted on 05/02/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT by presidio9
Two San Diego Unified school board members want to review the level of punishment handed down to 31 students at Scripps Ranch High School this week over a video made at school that depicts "twerking," a suggestive manner of dancing.
School board member Scott Barnett said Thursday that he plans to request that the twerking incident and the student punishments be discussed in closed session at Tuesday's board meeting.
"I want to make sure I am comfortable that the facts and activity warrant the consequences," Barnett said in a statement.
San Diego Unified board member Kevin Beiser, whose district includes the high school, voiced similar concerns Wednesday.
A group of high school students was suspended from Scripps Ranch High School Tuesday after the video appeared on You Tube. Some of the students are seniors and may not be able to attend prom or walk during commencement ceremonies.
Parents and students said the students were told not to return to school until Friday.
Jack Brandais, a spokesman for the San Diego Unified School District, said he could not discuss student discipline matters.
The video apparently violates the schools sexual harassment policy that prohibits verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Twerking involves the shaking and twisting of hips in a suggestive dance move.
According to NBC 7, students in a broadcast journalism class used school equipment to record and add music to a video of the group of girls twerking while doing handstands.
Many students were talking about it all day long on Twitter, with some suggesting the punishment went too far and others joking about twerking. One apparent student, whose Twitter handle is @sopjoa69, tweeted: Suspended for twerking. What do I do? Twerk. At the beach. I twerk at the beach.
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How about we just have the school board focus on something like - ohh I don’t know... maybe —
If twerking is a problem at proms - then don’t have ‘em.
“group of girls twerking while doing handstands”
Wish my high school girlfriend would have thought of this....
Why not just call it what it is, dry humping?
I’m glad I never bothered with that either when I was a teenager.
The Jackers of the Detroit House scene circa the 80s laugh at their silly sex dances...
Heck...why not just let them copulate on the “dance” floor. That’s what it’s coming to eventually anyway.
Dry humping while handstanding?
Sounds overly athletic.
Hmmm ~ just checked out a couple of dozen twerking videos ~ not a whole lot there ~ the best ones seem to be the fattest ones though ~ so we can only imagine who wants this to become more popular.
Its come to this...
tweeting while twerking....
I remember when I was their age, I was lucky to have a record player....
Maybe its a new “Lets Move” initiative by the wookie....
When I was their age, we didn’t have texting and the most popular phone was the Verizon StarTac.
The phone we had was connected to the wall with a squiggly wire....
Why do I think that if the "cast" had been all black, the school board would have been too afraid to say a stinking word lest they be labeled racists.
The phone I had was connected to the other tin with a squiggly wire.
We just stood in the window and flashed each other...
Oh the phones...ah...nevermind....
And they told US the twist was the vertical fulfillment
of a horizontal desire.
When I was their age, we didnt have computers and the most popular phone was rotary.
Do the gator, circa 1960s.
I just threw up in my mouth a little....so much for lunch today.......and maybe dinner.....
Is the person that wrote this article still in high school?
“group” is singular, therefore “a group...was,” not a group....were.”
Your daughter would probably say she hates you and run away from home. Kids are like that these days.
I didn’t much care for that part of English class.