Dozens of students in San Diego have been suspended and barred from attending their high school prom after a video showing them twerking went viral and was seen by school administrators.
As many as 33 students, mostly women, at San Diego’s Scripps Ranch High School received five-day suspensions, according to NBC 7 San Diego, for violating the high school’s zero tolerance sexual harassment policy.
That policy bans “verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature in the educational setting,” which officials say applies to the participants in the video.
Another student says she hopes to lead a civil rights movement of sorts: “Suspended for twerking. What do I do? Twerk. At the beach. I twerk at the beach.”
Others are joining the twerk revolution, too: “To show support for everybody getting suspended, we should all twerk at once at lunch #freethetwerkteam.”
“This seems like a bad idea that might just get prom and graduation canceled. Though if you can’t twerk at prom, what’s the point, am I right? #TWERKorDIE”
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