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Board to review 'twerking' suspensions
The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 1, 2013 | Karen Kucher

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 school’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: twerking; unintendedconsequenc

1 posted on 05/02/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

How about we just have the school board focus on something like - ohh I don’t know... maybe —

TEACHING???

If twerking is a problem at proms - then don’t have ‘em.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 2:42:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: presidio9

“group of girls twerking while doing handstands”

Wish my high school girlfriend would have thought of this....


3 posted on 05/02/2013 2:43:12 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: presidio9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJpyFsY44Y


4 posted on 05/02/2013 2:43:56 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: presidio9

Why not just call it what it is, dry humping?

I’m glad I never bothered with that either when I was a teenager.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 2:44:43 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: presidio9

The Jackers of the Detroit House scene circa the 80s laugh at their silly sex dances...


6 posted on 05/02/2013 2:47:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: presidio9

Heck...why not just let them copulate on the “dance” floor. That’s what it’s coming to eventually anyway.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 2:48:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: wastedyears

Dry humping while handstanding?

Sounds overly athletic.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 2:48:29 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: illiac

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.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 2:49:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: presidio9

Its come to this...

tweeting while twerking....

I remember when I was their age, I was lucky to have a record player....


10 posted on 05/02/2013 2:49:38 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: muawiyah

Maybe its a new “Lets Move” initiative by the wookie....


11 posted on 05/02/2013 2:50:37 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: wastedyears

“Why not just call it what it is, degenerate, DOGGIE-STYLE dry humping?”

/fixed it

/& yes, I was a bit of a hound when I was younger, but I wasn’t a slobbering pig.

If I had a daughter and I saw some kid dancing with her like that, I’d make him a soprano and ground her for a year.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 2:51:15 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: illiac

When I was their age, we didn’t have texting and the most popular phone was the Verizon StarTac.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears

The phone we had was connected to the wall with a squiggly wire....


14 posted on 05/02/2013 2:52:59 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: presidio9
They all seem to be white girls.

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.

15 posted on 05/02/2013 2:57:24 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: illiac

That’s nothing.

The phone I had was connected to the other tin with a squiggly wire.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 2:57:52 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

LOL!

That too....


17 posted on 05/02/2013 2:58:44 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Hardraade

We just stood in the window and flashed each other...

Oh the phones...ah...nevermind....


18 posted on 05/02/2013 3:03:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Hardraade

And they told US the twist was the vertical fulfillment
of a horizontal desire.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 3:04:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: wastedyears

When I was their age, we didn’t have computers and the most popular phone was rotary.


20 posted on 05/02/2013 3:05:44 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: presidio9

21 posted on 05/02/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: presidio9

Do the gator, circa 1960s.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 3:10:11 PM PDT by ansel12 (Civilization, Crusade against the Mohammedan Death Cult)
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To: Moonman62

I just threw up in my mouth a little....so much for lunch today.......and maybe dinner.....


23 posted on 05/02/2013 3:24:01 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: presidio9
A group of high school students was suspended from Scripps Ranch High School Tuesday

Is the person that wrote this article still in high school?

24 posted on 05/02/2013 3:25:12 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears

“group” is singular, therefore “a group...was,” not a group....were.”


25 posted on 05/02/2013 3:27:00 PM PDT by cookcounty
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To: Yehuda

Your daughter would probably say she hates you and run away from home. Kids are like that these days.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 3:27:34 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: cookcounty

I didn’t much care for that part of English class.


27 posted on 05/02/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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