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What's twerking? Well, 33 high school students who posted a video of themselves on YouTube doing the suggestive dance have been banned from attending their prom and graduation. The students used school equipment and recorded the video on school property during school hours. Parents are upset about the decision. Whose side are you on? The parents' or the school's? "Like" if you agree with the school. Watch video: http://bit.ly/15ecE3P
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[teresa berry] - I'm on the schools side.
[jenny taylor marshall] - Taking away prom would have probably been a good enough punishment.
[liz tinsley] - Hahaha. Idiots! School.
[michael bogle] - ...And this is news? Really?
[nene randolph] - School.... testing is for the bedroom and adults not school and fast ass lil girls
[chris patrick] - Had they not user school equipment, the school
Nazis still would have found a way to suspend. As if anything these power trippers do makes any sense anymore.
[zamal x-dat franks] - I think the decision was harsh. Make ONE bad decision and your school career is in the trash. The punishment does not fit the crime.
We don't allow our kids to be kids anymore.
[mike bradberry] - Parents side, school taking it a little to far
[brenda loganragland] - I am wondering why the students were alone and unsupervised long enough to do this. Taking those things away is a lifetime punishment . Surely there is something else they could do to punish them
[nicole godwin] - I am with the school on this
[nene randolph] - *twerking....damn phone changing my words
[rhonda fraley fuel] - School officials are wrong...very wrong...
[leslie hensley boyd] - The schools!!! Why would the parents be upset! I'd ban own child from the prom for that crap!!!!!!
[liz riley] - oh their just kids. let it go. lol!
[donald montgomery jr.] - I agree with the school...
[patricia downs shrock] - Prom, yes. Graduation, NO.
[judi boldery] - Definitely agree with the school's decision. Stupid girls. My daughter is a teacher and some of the students are simply out of control! The parents will always defend their kid!
[janelle miller williams] - That's harsh missing prom and graduation is upsetting. They could done a lot worse things.
[matt bruning] - Love the blurred picture with unblurred video next to it hahaha
[shanta worrell] - i agree with the school
[sheila stagner-mace] - Standing on your hands in an upside down position while thrusting your hips about is not dancing. It does make them look stupid and slutty.....but I don't think it's written anywhere in the school rules, if you look stupid and slutty then you can't go to the prom. I think both sides are stupid.
[jessie toepp] - They're just stupid kids. They shouldn't get their prom and graduation taken away, they will only get to experience that once and shouldn't lose out on that because of some stupid dance. To them its just a popular dance, and I highly doubt they realize how suggestive it is. It is REALLY popular among young people. Had their been appropriate watch on school grounds with the kids around there would not have been an incident like this on school property. I think a formal apology in front of their class would be a more appropriate punishment. It's during SCHOOL HOURS and parents leave their kids there in the trust of the staff, who apparently had no idea they were out there making this video? really? They definitely need a punishment but don't take away their chances for good memories.
[carla sue ogden] - Schools side. Kids don't use their heads anymore. And there aren't enough repercussions for their actions these days.
[laura yager] - And where were the teachers during this? If the kids were left unattended, then it's partially the teachers fault. All kids push the limits.
[courtney talbert-spaulding] - they made a very bad decision but it doesn't warrant the punishment...geez can't be any worse than what they see 24/7 on tv
[lanette fairfield] - prom-yes graduation-no
[marcia mccain] - During school,where were the teachers,both at fault.
[patti angeleyes vaughn] - Not sure what it is but whats with the banning everyone from prom this year...seen like 3 or 4 of these? Punishment may be needed but taking prom from every kid...eehh...only happens once in ur life so idk...
[june bunner terry] - Lots of dynamics here. The students should be suspended. Teens that age should know right from wrong, and that there is a time and a place for such things. School was not the place, and during school hours was not the time. Now a bigger question here is where was the teacher? The one in charge of these students at the time they were making this video? That Teacher also has someone to answer to. Also should be suspended, and possibly fired. When I send my kids to school I expect that there are adults in charge that will be watching out for them. Where are they?
[katie garber] - Well, that was ignorant.
[heidi 'aldrich' johnson] - Overdone the punishment. While the "dance" (I'm using that word lightly) isn't appropriate, what harm did they really do? If this was during school hours where were these students supposed to be? is there no supervision at this school? And I'm a pretty conservative parent but the punishment needs to fit the crime.
[frances samarripa] - Isn't sharing the video exploiting these underage girls even more?
[pam cordry] - I agree with the school.
[pat hill] - Pretty disgusting!
[shanta worrell] - it teahes to think before you act... the punishment may be harsh but when these kids enter the REAL world if the commit a crime they will be puished accordilngly.... they used school property during school hours they should be punished... they probably think they can do anything... now they know that they cant
[betty chevalier kerner] - Put a cheer leading outfit on them at a sporting event and no one not even the school would say anything...the school is being ridiculous....
[susie sherfield davis] - And why put the blames on the teachers-where are the parents of these students? Thats who should be throwing a fit-at their childs behavior!
[maggie martin] - i don't believe they should have been banned from graduation, prom fine but not graduation!
[amy clark woolf] - We had kids get busted drinking before graduation practice who still got to walk the ceremony! They had to come back that summer and paint lockers to get their diplomas however. Now that is a punishment not missing both!
[heidi 'aldrich' johnson] - So true Betty!!!
[rhonda english] - What is the purpose? So stupid. They deserve everything thrown at them. They all will think twice about what they do the rest of their lives!!!! Hopefully.
[rebecca guthridge] - I'm also wondering the same thing! Where was the people of authority while this was being done??????
[nathaniel massy] - I actually have to go with the school on this one. Not only is it an incredibly inappropriate video which could keep the participants from getting good jobs later in life, it also gives the school an incredibly trashy image. The school did what they had to do to show that they do not support that behavior and I agree. Perhaps if the students did not use the high school's name in the video, it would be different. It is clear these students were not thinking about future consequences these actions could have.
[dawn dominique mccarty] - The parents should be ashamed of their child's poor decision.
[teri boyd shiflett] - School's side. It's time to go back to the days when kids start learning that there are consequences to their actions.
[linda allen] - what is wrong with the kids now days
[heather mccoy] - im on the schools side to a point. Its not because it was done on school grounds or the video was posted it is because they abused the privilege of being able to use school equipment. I am also on the parents side. Taking away Prom was punishment enough, but i believe they still should be able to attend their graduation. But also as a parent i would be punishing my child at home as well.
[jimmy noble] - Harmless senior fun ban the thugs not playful kids being kids one last time before the real world
[cory the-leg ballinger] - Wow parents are so wrapped these days.. It's not okay and over rated punishment when their child is banned from a stupid dance for showing sexual explicit moves. Yet you same parents throw a fit when a child is discipline at school and forced to do a little extra exercise for being late. What has this world come to? We're a soft nation.. All you nannies are ruining this country
[badmus adebola] - good decision by the school
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[connie collins mcclure] - OK! so the kids made a bad choice, I think we have all made a bad choice at one time or another. Give them a detention everyday for a week and move on. The school is responsible for them while on school property. so they are not in this alone.
[wanda sevier solly] - all those kids parents should be so proud.....my lord society is effed up if this is what the "good" kids are doing...suck it up you violated school policies regarding decency and use of equipment..now take your punishment and deal with your nasty selves..
[jeanine flint-smith] - GO SCHOOL!!!!! I would support the school if my kids are involved...today's kids and too often the parents of today's kids DO NOT accept responsibility for their actions, which is part of the problem with today's society.
[courtney laporte] - Kids need more discipline these days! They need to understand their actions have COMSEQUENCES! Siding with the school on this one.
[teresea griffith] - School was not the place to do this, but I think they should go to Prom and so fourth but they should also be made to do some sort of community service for the school during there summer break, I am sure there are windows to wash, floors to scrub, weeds to pull, Kids don't like to do physical labor anymore, espeically in the heat, knowing that they could be at the beach or the pool .
[brooke miller-killion] - I havent watched the video or anything just yet. So just by what the caption says My main question is, If it was during school hours, where were all the school staff when it was being recorded and done??? shouldnt they have put stop to it then? Or are they mad because this went on and not a sole in the school knew about it because they werent paying attention? I dont know I will go watch the video now.
[cory the-leg ballinger] - Heaven forbid don't make them do a best crawl
[jill hamlyn] - Yea for the school & shame on the students!
[helen harrell] - school is in error...........too severe for youthful pranks!
[ann zuetlau thomas] - utterly ridiculous....a very bad decision, but really not worth losing graduation...but with all things, comes consequences....
[deb wagner] - In my day we had a dance called the alligator that was banned but it didn't keep us from going to the prom. Someone needs to remember when............just sayin'
[cynthia j. barlow mullis] - The school is right, come on parents do your job, be the parent, expect accountability!
[betty chevalier kerner] - Pull up school cheer leading videos I bet they are doing similar moves but are getting applause for it...
[phyllis paladino] - Prom yes, graduation no. And girls, respect yourselves. This was demeaning to you!
[april harris] - whats with the blurring? that's funny. its not hiding anything and why not just chose not to show the picture? No wonder kids are messed up. LOL! This world is crazy
[karen charnell cassidy] - kids shake their butts... not sure whey school thinks this is so bad when u see way worse going on like drugs at schools.... punish them in some form i guess but take away something they can never get back... like two of the biggest things in seniors life come on... really
[summer taylor-crouch] - Are you serious??!! we tell our children to enjoy their youth while they still can. they were having fun ane doing what crazy teens do. inappropriate? Sure. but to take moments away like prom and graduation that these kids can NEVER get back is just very sad. Sure punish them. But a school shouldn't take away milestones over a poor decision. these kids didn't destroy property, physical or mentally hurt anyone. they were being TEENS! GET OVER IT!!!!
[taylor mitchem] - Being banned from their graduation is a bit harsh. Jesus, they've worked their whole life for that day and are being banned because of this. Maybe use prom as punishment but not graduation.
[marion hummell] - Well, they are kids. Kids will push the limits. Its up the adults to show them where the limits are. I would give them a severe warning this time and watch the reaction. The more mature student will learn much faster!
[jim proudfoot] - As the father of a 13-yr old, this is the last thing I would want her doing ... or seeing. I'm all about kids having fun and being creative, but this is inappropriate. Any parent who would approve of their child doing this is just as inappropriate. Suspend the kids not only from extra curricular sports, but also prom.
[patricia jackson] - no prom thats their punishment
[lisa hill] - Banning them from the prom okay but not from graduation. Let the parents reprimand them from certain privileges but kids will pull stupid crap so long as they weren't hurting anyone but their own reputation.
[barb shaver] - Good decision! Time they learned there are consequences to actions!
[connie turnbull] - I'm on the schools side.
[masten barb] - Where were the teachers? What are they going to take from them?
[rhonda fraley fuel] - Teachers watching youtube twerking....well, that could be interesting in itself...
[tony moore] - Twerking was popularized in some hip hop songs after they were invented in the urban strip clubs. This is the way the girls dance who are strippers. I think that it sends the right message to these young ladies that this behavior is demeaning and destructive to them. We live in a society built on objectifying women and these young ladies need to know their true worth is not measured by being provocative. It is shameful and as a father of two young girls I would be embarrassed. I support the schools decision.
[linda turk] - im on the schools side
[tina meade] - prom no, graduation yes, they need to graduate. as a parent i would be mad at the girls .
[bill donnelly] - Kids will be kids... This is a meer bump in the road of learning..
[princess chassie] - I agree with the school. Now I do think the punishment of being banned from Prom was good, but not being banned from graduation. But who am I to say what should happen.
[ross evelyn witmer] - Well i have seen girls wearing less
[lari jo lala schultz] - Why do parents allow their kids to be hoes? Instill self-respect from the start! In boys and girls, alike.
[allyson stephenson] - Parents, don't be mad Bc your kids want to act like hoes... Be better parents, teach your daughters to have some self respect. If you can't handle that, if be happy to actually parents your kids for you.
[judie wisehart] - that is soooooo stupid !!!!These kids have a lot of growing up to do !!!!!
[mary spaulding] - The schools, not because of the dance but because of the use of the school equipment. Unauthorized use.
[stephanie page roberson] - OMG!!! These schools are so ridiculous these days. They were just having fun. Get a grip.
[shiela callon] - Parents need to wake up and hold their kids responsible, life is full of consequences
[brandon doerner] - Jim Proudfoot hate to tell you but all kids 12 and up no what tweaking is and I feel they should be suspended from school not all of that the kid who put that together should have been suspended and not aloud to do all the extra curricular
[amber arnett-pruitt] - omg, what bout all the dance crazes we grew up with, we all out grew them, i disagree kids will be kids.
[jay's newsteams] - Wow to go to school all those yrs and to lose graduation over a dance. :/ suspend them for 3-5 days, don't take away milestone memories!
[louanne neat] - I. Think the kids after school detention because it was the schools fault for not paying attention and the kids fault for doing it
[christene stewart] - I could barely watch the first few seconds of this video. It's disgusting. If my child were involved in that, I'd agree with the punishment. They're still kids. Should not be acting this way.
[taylor shutts] - It's just girls being stupid and doing something funny I would understand like detention or suspension for a day or two but not letting them walk or go to prom because they are just being teenage girls is ridiculous people are so sensitive now a days I'm almost scared out of having children because people can't learn to relax and stop having a stick up their ass about every little thing
[susan goley lowe] - Totally inappropriate and one would hope the parents would discipline their child and there should be some punishment since done during school with school equipment but......way overboard in the punishment. This has nothing to do with prom or graduation. Make them sit in a classroom- since they all seem to have the same time to get together during the day-and do written reports on why they think this is acceptable etc till the end of school. They could have done something so much worse-really....
[coralie sis bailey] - Hi !!!!!!!! I think they should attend Graduation this exercise is very meanful to all school leavers think twice before you act teens will be teens no matter what !!!!!!!!!!
[carmel moe] - Parents,- not doing something worse!
[dana rush] - Very inappropriate but again the school has overreacted. Being banned from any one of those activities should have been enough punishment. I think the reason the schools are coming down so hard on kids for misbehaving is because the majority of parents do not discipline their kids nowadays.
[misty bates-cole] - SERIOUSLY? ??? Come on ppl, I would think they would come up with better reasons for expulsion. ..they recorded a video..OH MY GOSH... who cares they are teenagers having a little fun...completly ridiculous! !
[sara marie] - So they shook their asses. Everyone does. They obviously are not paying attention to what the other girls im sure are wearing in the hallways.
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[janet keene golden-hogan] - Streaking was popular when I was in school. If caught you got a 1 day suspended.
The boys that put a VW on the roof the school, were told to get it down.
The senior caught drinking out of a pint bottle at his locker was sent home for the day.
If they were doing this video for a time capsule, it would have been culturally.
This is not criminal act.
No one was harmed, expect the teachers who did not know what was happening when.
Punish the teachers who were responsible for not know where this kids were.
I am with the parents and if it was in my state, I would picket the school and the supers office.
[tracy moore] - i think the kids got what they deserve!!! NASTY!!! they just showed so many that they are HOES
[beverly carter hadley] - They knew better and they got what they deserved. WTG school. Give in to them and they learn that they can get by with stuff. I would have done this myself if my kids had pulled a stunt like that.
[alulquoy syuxtun] - If they are all seniors well that is what your last year of school is for doing stupid assinying crap.
[amy walton] - kids will be kids!
[lari jo lala schultz] - Stop babying these brats that think it's okay to disrespect themselves, their parents and their schools. Serve your punishment. You asked for it.
[kenny williams] - Looks like P.T.'s Show Club just found their next generation of dancers
[chelsah aker] - I agree the should be puished. If they aren't punished then it makes it ok for them to show off in provocitve ways and I bet you they all are having sex as well. If this is what I pay schools for then it is a waste of money to allow them to do so with no consicinces. They are stupid and slutty for doing this then posting it for the world to see. If I were the parents of any of these students. I wouldn't let them go to prom and I would embarrese them at their Graduation. After I wopped there ass. But that me and I am a mother My 3 year old saw this video and said yewww mommy that's nasty butts.. I guess I'm teaching my kids right.
[teresa keefer] - I can see banning them from prom but to ban them from graduation is too much!
[brandon doerner] - Ok wait a Minute where is the Teacher that should be with them since they housed school property if you ask me that makes that school look bad they are not keeping track of their students
[joanna l hamilton] - Wow I think that's way over board....They aren't fighting stealing bullying or hurting anyone...people need to relax a bit....Wow as if people get so uproared over dancing Relax people...
[julie neibaur] - Yes the dance is stupid ! Kids do stupid things but they should be held accountable for their actions ! Your in school to learn not to misuse school property ! Parents should be mad at the kids for doing it at school and parents need to accept the punishment the school hands down for their actions ! Shame on those parents who think they should not be held accountable !!
[beverly lipinski] - Kids Will Be Kids!!! Let Them Graduate!!!
[mendy fitzwater pope] - Wow that video is gross! Those children should be ashamed of themselves! I agree they should have consequences but not allowing them to attend the graduation is ridiculous. They earned graduation over the last 12 years and one mistake shouldn't ban them from it! However the parent who did this interview needs to have his/her priorities in check really ur so worried about the track teams undefeated season? Wow
[sandradee toppins] - For several reasons I would be mortified if my daughter participated in this type of thing. I have always taught her to behave with class because doing so exhibits her own self respect. This obviously doesn't fall under that category....the message it sends is without question an invitation. Additionally, if these young ladies are all involved in team sports then they are letting down their teammates by being suspended....not the schools fault as I'm sure it goes against their athletic policy. Having fun.....probably, but that doesn't mean it was a good, or even the right decision to make. It amazes me that young girls have such little respect for themselves. John Wooden has a quote: "Be more concerned for you character than your reputation. Your character is who you really are, your reputation is only who others think you are" This behavior leaves no doubt as to their character.
[amber arnett-pruitt] - its not worse then dirty danceing and we all grew up with it
[chanda anderson rautenkranz] - I agree with the school! They are old enough to be held accountable for their poor decisions. I was disgusted watching that video. If it were my daughter, I would be utterly mortified and embarrassed - not trying to fight the punishment!
[sara hord] - OMG!!!!!!!! I was highly disturbed watching teenage girls do this. I'm glad I have boys...I would've choked my kid for doing this!!!!! Smh
[julie novak] - Get off your high horses. Every generation shocks the generation before them . Remember Elvis ? This is a dance move. Wish I could still move like that.
[danny kelly] - Wow..what are we,in the 50's??! They banned Elvis back in the day...50 YEARS AGO!!
[allison m. ade] - Yes they did something they shouldnt have....but seriously where were the teachers? they were doing this during school hours! Maybe they should start by punishing the teachers, by making them handle the punishment of the children...summer school for all of them. Washing down everything in the school, maintaining the lawns, and so forth. But allow them prom and graduation.
[joy kelly] - At least they weren't destroying property! I think this is minor to destruction. Baning from prom would be enough punishment!
[eric matthew brandenburg] - Lololol, have any of you ever been to a school dance? Nothing new here. Let them walk. They should be punished, I guess, but not letting them have one of the biggest days of their teenage lives? That makes no sense.
[ashley l. haggerty] - It is inappropriate for school anything, but to say they can't participate in the graduation that's what I found really a-poling..
[rebecca lynn hoenstine] - Just watched the video I don't see a problem with the dancing and to all you stuck up older people on here making rude comments about the girls dancing at one time your parents thought the dances you did we're inappropriate
[jay's newsteams] - If I were the parent I too would be humiliated. As these girls get older they will humiliated too. Right now they just think they are fun and cute....how wrong they are. And that guy is a disgusting pig!
[marsha clark] - They see this type activity on TV, (GMA this morning - Gangnam style) concerts, entertainers performing, on exercise videos etc. conditioning conditioning conditioning and then all of sudden people are appalled? Their grandparents saw it with Elvis. This is what happens when no one takes a stand. Can't completely blame the kids if adults don't do any better.
[barry m. duggan] - Once again it is another sign that our coutry has so little respect for life and love-- by---- materilizing it and buying into the lie. God forgive them-- they know not what they do.
[deborah sue groves baatz] - The PARENTS SHOULD BE UPSET BUT NOT AT SCHOOL. ALL I CAN SAY IS IM GLAD ITS NOT MY DAUGHTER CAUSE I WOULD REALLY GIVE HER A REASON TO DO A HAND STAND AND SHAKE THE SCHOOL WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.
[anita parrott hedinger] - they should of not done this at school wow that is just not right for them girls to be doing that ,that just gives guys or men the thoughts of doing some thing to them bad if u know what i mean i would of done the same thing as the school is doingt.
[breanna glembin] - Future leaders of tomorrow leading with the wrong part of their bodies! I'm sure twerking will get you into college. Sad to think young girls thought this was a good idea!
[mary t bradley] - This is a dance move like it or not. Watch the NFL cheerleaders, they do it all of the time. This is no worse than the bump and grind that was done in Dirty Dancing. On school property, with school equipment, not their best decision, so put them in detention, revoke the privilege of the use of AV equipment. Tell them if they are seen doing this at Prom or graduation, they will be kicked out. I think the punishment is a little extreme.
[heather harvell johnson] - Absolutely wrong!!! They are kids... I would be more concerned with where the educators were that should have been watching these kids! I would raise hell if I were a parent to be of these kids they should not be banned from prom or graduation!
[denise himes] - I don't get it I know each generations dances change out parents didn't like how we danced what's the big deal LET KIDS ENJOY THEIR YOUTH GEESH FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO FUSS ABOUT LIVE A LITTle
[josiah antonio barriteau] - This school is overreacting. There is worse music out there and worse videos. Why is it the schools business just cuz there still in high school. A school can't control what kids do with there personal life.
[eric matthew brandenburg] - This is Obamas fault. He invented twerking, and he is the devil!
[heidi trusty] - Wow seriously banning them from graduation! That's bullcrap!!! Where I agree they should be punished in someway like no prom, but come on these kids worked hard to graduate. Let them graduate but make them do type of community service before they get their actual diploma
[michael david schramm] - Just watched the video. Outside of the girls that did while on their hands. I saw this at every high school dance that I went to.
[misty bates-cole] - Lol...Eric matthew Brandenburg!
[judy fryman brummett] - The parents, they should have some punishment. But not the prom, that's a once an a life time thing. Make them pay a fine or work at the school for so many hours. But I really think taking the prom from them is a bit much!! Schools go way to far these days!!! It was a mistake that should not have happened. But my god get real, it wasn't a gun at school!!!!
[ronald miller] - I do believe the school could be held accountable. Since it was posted on the schools computer.The school has the final decision. I think the girls made a bad "decision" already
[michael david schramm] - Girls have been shaking their asses at school dance. Hell I've even seen high school cheerleaders doing this during half-time of high school basketball games.
[gina shuler] - Vulgar I would be ashamed if this were my child!
[tabatha nicole dunagan] - I wouldn't be upset at the school. If the kids hadn't done lewd acts they wouldn't have gotten into any trouble. They are disrespecting the school and themselves. I agree with the punishment and believe that the parents should whoop theirs asses but we all know that thats some kind of child abuse now a days. No wonder these kids do that. No consequences. Disgusting
[mary t bradley] - The video can be taken off the Internet and should have been, but instead we get a link to watch it ourselves.
[louanne neat] - What about the school it was during school hours somebody was not doing there job. Because if they were this would have never happened
[leäh bonica-pärtida] - Don't even know what yo say..... this just hurt my eyes.
[john kinzer] - I didn't read every comment, but I watched the video. The problem here is that you are asking for a black or white decision. I did not read anything about a teaching/learning opportunity. I agree that this was demeaning for the girls in the video. Making those matters worse are the expressions on the faces of the boys in the video. I agree that there should be consequences, but what is the appropriate learning experience for these students? The males need to learn that our culture will not reward their pimp-like behavior, and the females need to learn that they are not objects to be sexually exploited. Clearly these kids don't have a clue about what they have done. Let young people express themselves, but teach them when they encroach on limits of decency. Let them comment on the limits of decency. Maybe they will move the bar in the future, but they need to learn along the way.
[ashli anderson] - I'm sure the parents are so proud!
[jolynn keutzer bales] - It's awful they did this. Punishment? Absolutely! But to deny graduation, that they've worked 12-13 years to attain, because of one act is not appropriate.
Prom is different, there are many opportunities for prom (jr, senior, another school's prom...etc).
To deny a graduation should take something much, much more serious than this.
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[neil hunt] - That is too harsh. Yes, they made a bad decision, but another punishment would be better.
[marilyn smith] - Well at least because of the video the parents cant say my kid wouldn't do anything like that.
[jeff earle] - Very intense moves forsure they did have their clothes on and no touching was seen,not usre why the guys were in it I guess they were building up their egos for the ladies !
[stephanie mangin] - It's really dumb, but the punishment is ridiculous.
[donna l walls] - I don't agree with what they have done, but don't take away the biggest day of their life. Wow, we have bigger issues going on in the world that suffer less punishment.
[corene herrick] - They should be ashamed of themselves. That isn't a dance, its
[judy fryman brummett] - Bet every man that watches football on Sundays sees the same dam thing. But they still watch don't they? And the wife's don't say anything and then to get on here and act all high and mighty like they never never did anything like that. Suck it up people!!! Their teenagers..
[michael david schramm] - If they just punished the people who filmed and posted the video. I could see that if they did not tell the girls what they were 100% going to do with the video that they shot. But if everyone knew what was going to happen then who cares. Like I said if the girls did not know what was going to happen to the video then punish the film maker.
[corene herrick] - definitely more of a sex act.
[rick seconds] - You are in school to learn, not goof off on the states money.
[matt good] - Wow people! I consider myself a strict parent and would be very ashamed of my child for participating in a video like this, but seriously taking away graduation an their prom? Chill out!!! There are so many horrible things going on in the world and in schools nowadays. I think videoing yourself dancing in a vulgar way is a far cry from what we have seen going on at schools.
Punish them. Make them stay after school. Make them attend Saturday school. Ooooo wait that would involve someone taking time out of their life to punish these kids and let me guess " ain't nobody got time for that!".
[victoria ficco-panzer] - Bad decisions have consequences,even in high school!
[brissten wilson] - Suspend?! Not take graduation from them
[carrie renae ziegler] - I think its sad to take everything they worked so hard to do for all those years. It was a bad idea but we where all young once. We did not have internet and everything else. Make the kids give back to their community. The kids today have even more stress then we did growing up. Just remember you where young once.
[sandradee toppins] - I guess I don't see it as being an issue with the dance move itself so much as the manner in which they chose to display it that was so demeaning and most definitely provocative. As a society we hold guys responsible and tell them to show respect for women and treat them like a lady. Our young girls need to be held to the same standards. If this is the behavior they want to be known for then they cant really complain when they get the wrong kind of attention from it.
[katie b kirkham] - School. I think that banning them from the graduation ceremony might be appropriate, but not letting them graduate may be a little far. Prom? NO WAY!
[bill mitchell] - Detention yes prom and graduation NO!
[sue law] - what were these girls thinking? or were they?
[leslie sconce] - I think they got what they deserved! But, kids do stupid stuff - prom I can see, graduation I can't -
[jeanette roberts riegel] - That has to be the dumbest thing I have every seen a girl do with her body. You call that a dance move? It is just nasty.
[penny engle taylor] - I'm on the kids side their just being kids and if they took the time to do it then so be it These schools take so much to heart its not even funny anymore it's no wonder kids don't like school anymore if you have a brother or sister and you see them in a hall you Can't Even Give Them A Hug STUPID !!!!
[ledora nicholson calvert] - Send them to classes about modesty and behaving like a lady.
[patrina jasso] - So a chunk of the graduating class wont be there? thats real ruff. this will effect these kids the rest of there lives. they worked hard and they should be able to graduate with there class. we have bigger issue's to worry about.
[holly huffman] - It's time people took responsibility for their actions! That's part of what is wrong with this country. Actions should equal consequences.
[jeff landry] - How is that considered a dance? Also, the school can't take the students diploma, they can only not allow them to walk in the ceremony. The ceremony and prom are rewards, the diploma is earned. Why would anyone reward this disgusting behavior? I do however agree that the punishment should fit the crime. The film makers should be kicked out completely. Not sure what I would suggest for the girls in the video.
[shayna stevens] - How stupid! Let them walk at graduation! Take prom away but taking graduation is a rage storm about to happen. We were told if we participated in any pranks, destructive or playful (even dressing up) , or participated in senior skip day (which most of us just went on sunday to kings island) we would lose grad privileges. Schools need to strict but not somewhere kids dread going to.
[kevin krishan] - Worst twerk video ever.
[michael david schramm] - Who knows when they filmed it. It could have been before school started, between classes, or after school before sports practice or waiting for a parent to pick them up. If you want to suspend the people who made and posted the video. That is one thing. But the girls did not know that it was going to be edited in this manner and posted to YouTube. Finally people wake up. High school kids are having sex & they dance like this at school dance. Heck the girls shook the butts like this back when I was In high school over 15 years ago. "All is Well", they will grow into great citizens. Chill out!
[andrea leathe nasson] - Definitely with the school on this. It's a shame that the parents think this is no big deal. Just goes to show where their moral judgement is or lack thereof I should say. Really sad.
[kasey lea van note] - I agree with taking prom away, but graduation? That's pretty harsh. That is a once in a lifetime moment!!! Every kid makes stupid mistakes. Give them a break!
[carissa crump] - I am 22 years old. I'd be ashamed if I had done something so trashy at school. Maybe I am OLD at heart or maybe it is because I have two girls. But There is a time and a place to let loose. On camera and at School is not it. These children are so caught up with being adults that maybe some real consequences will remind them that being an adult comes with responsibility and real consequences for their actions. They did this on school property and that means it is the schools decision on how to punish them, not the parents. Whether "fair" or not. They will be graduating and joining the real world soon and the consequences of their actions will no longer be determined by mommy and daddy. Something they need to realize. Before its more than just being banned from a school function. They made a poor decision. They have to deal with the consequences. It should be that simple.
[monica gahler] - If one of those girls were my daughter I would have kicked her ass!!!! Guess it is acceptable behavior now a days???? I think they deserve their punishment... Definitely not walk across stage for graduation or prom. Should get suspended for the rest of the year... Good luck future of America!!!!!
[donna butcher] - appeal? Is this the kind of example we are setting for our young people?
[mike quinn] - You know it's stupid and Now a days....Kind of like the twist was..At least they were at school. Quit being so PC, let kids be kids. I am sure they could be doing much worse!
[linda brewer] - Poor taste, yes.... But they aren't doing drugs, drinking, or threatening someone. They are kids being kids. They don't deserve to be kicked out of prom or graduation. And I'm sure when they are moms of teens, they won want their kids to see this. Leave them alone... I'm sure their parents are not proud, and will take action of their own.
[linda harvey] - Wetmilk had a dream..the girls helped him fulfill it! Let them go to prom & graduation!
[julie fruth] - Tell the damn parents to teach their little darlings that actions have consequences! It's high time somebody showed them...I don't want to live in a world where adults thinks they can just do anything they want, let's not turn another generation of that loose on the world! And, Patrina Jasso this is EXACTLY WHY we have "bigger issues to worry about"
[barb nugent] - These are not children, they are getting ready to go out into the real world, make them accountable for what they do, this video isn't dancing, they need to have more respect for themself.
[lynnette bryant] - Im really not sure why theyre offened??? Maybe its because these girls can do something they cant???!!! Theyre just shaking their butts. What is the big deal people??? Need to get busy worring about something alil' more important than this!! These kids should graduate and be left alone.
[rhonda hummel] - I think the punishment does not fit the crime it is too harsh.....but I also think if more parents would take action and discipline their kids instead of thinking everything is cute then the school wouldnt have to discipline and they could rely on parents to take care of it .
[cynthia reitz] - These girls know doing this in girl would get them in trouble and posting on the internet was just plain stupid. Sorry ladies but you weren't thinking and now you have to deal w. the consequences. And the attention you are recieving is not the kind you want to have.
[shamyeia riley] - They should be punished but they shouldn't take away both. They should make them choose between going to prom or graduation.
[alia riley] - It's dumb all around. The dance is stupid but nothing that isn't seen everyday on MTV or other programs. No one is naked. No one is doing anything to the school property except for a handstand against the wall. What exactly did the kids do to anyone? Yeah it's gross looking but they didn't hurt anyone or make anyone watch the video that didn't want to. Give them detention or whatever. There are far worse things that have been done than some stupid dirty dancing. Schools are over the top anymore. You can't punish kids for the truly bad things they do but lame things like this are cause to miss prom & graduation? Rethink it.
[cynthia reitz] - In school not in girl*
[julie long barker] - Disgusting!! Thd school should enforce a behavior code. I'm glad the school did this.some other Students find this behavior offensivd and they hAve a right to go to school without this!
[charlotte cook] - Why do parents keep enabling their kids. What they did was inappropriate and should be held accountable. How is this going to look on their resume?
[la'toya crutch martin] - Its life if they had not posted teachers n school would not have cared. So who has the integrity issue? School or girls...because there is nothing wrong with the dance just how who and when performed. Which should be told to them.
[nusiratu titi cosby] - Oh please! Half the people in here that are talking about the dance being trashy used to dance like this when they were younger! It just has a new name. Get over it! Let these kids go to prom, graduate, and get on with their life! I wouldn't be happy if my daughter participated in this, but seriously people. Don't take away something they've been looking forward to like the prom an graduation.
[kimberly mann hurst] - To harsh all the way around. Stupid! Give them all ISS if you want but really it was kids being kids. geez!
[janel koontz] - I don't think this is a big deal. AT ALL! I've seen worse things from well known athletes in a community, and parents whom are doctors etc etc. School dance teams are more "suggestive" dancing than this. Leave these kids alone and let them be. Take video cameras into the prom and you will see WAY worse dances than "twerking." And mote than likely, underage drinking.
RTV6 (WRTV - Indianapolis): What's twerking? Well, 33 high school students who posted a video of themselves on YouTube doin - 200th Comments
[ryan ralph] - From this picture I see. They do not look like they are even twerking
[sam moore] - That is NOT dancing. It's air-humping and the idiots deserve what they got. Have some self respect, ladies.
[matt smith] - The schools have no sense of humor anymore . Must be politicians .
[pat mcintosh] - I think they should be issued a warning first, not being able to walk at graduation is just wrong this may affect many for life, they should worry more about drug problems and giving these kids an education, a warning is the right thing to do and maybe some community service like giving speeches on how this was so inapproiate
[jay peezy] - Check their grades before u decide to take away prom,and how can u take away GRADUATION??? They've been going to school 4yrs for that...Sorry but 1 day cant replace 4 yrs!!!
[michelle thomas] - They deserve it. Hoes will be hoes. I hope their parents kick them in their behinds.
[jerry walsh] - parents side, sure it probably not best thing girls could have done, but they are kids an im sure we all did something in our past.... make them do community service, but dont take away prom an graduation...... thats something they can never get back.....
[michelle thomas] - If they act up then privileges should be taken, a real parent knows that. This is what is wrong with today's children, more discipline.
[mark anthony smith] - I don't think they teach pole dancing being a ho in High School! What is wrong with kids??
[kirsti olsen-olson] - I would be ashamed if my daughter did this.. Have some respect for yourselves...
[candy pitkin] - LOL....Parents are upset? Well, boo hoo...maybe THEY need to grow up & BE PARENTS !! Kudos to the school and those parents who are'nt upset & are smart enough to understand the decision........
[mikki barnes] - To those saying that we older folks danced this way in the past... um, no. I would have been slapped out of my shoes if I was ever caught doing something like that; not that I would ever desire to make a fool of myself in such a manner.
[lila jones] - If it had been done on own time at home, that would be bad enough, but at school, during school, with school equipment, I support the school.
[elle kirsch] - what a bunch of Poser Ra-tards... their parents should be ashamed of raising such classless pieces of meat with no brains whatsoever.
[sandradee toppins] - Not appropriate for school grounds so yes the school has the right to take away privileges. im guessing many of myou have not walked the halls these days to see the shameful way these "young ladies" behave and talk in the halls. Our schools should still be allowed to expect decent behavior in its hallways to promote the best possible learning environment for everyone. How they behave on their own personal time is their problem.
[marsha clark] - Gangnam style was just in GMA this morning! Looks about the same only upside down. Disgusting young men filming foolish young women needs to be addressed in counseling rather than depriving them of graduation. The prom doesn't need their present attitude but graduation is an academic reward. Again I say..........the example set before them....what parents allow into their lives has to be considered. Quit promoting or supporting entertainers that lead our youth to their own destruction. Discipline starts at home. Teachers should not have to deal with children or parents who don't do their part. The school has to take a stand. You can't allow this kind of exposure and then punish the child. As adults and parents it is our responsibility first to instruct a child as they should conduct themselves. There will always be good parents doing their best who have rebellious children. Those children have to learn things in life the hard way.
[jim proudfoot] - This is NOT dancing. This is STRIPPING with clothes on. For those here telling parents not to get so up tight about this ... get a clue. I'm not an old fogey without a sensitivity to what kids go through growing up. This is inappropriate. Not even a question. If we don't see this as inappropriate, where are we going as a society ? We have desensitized ourselves from modesty and integrity. It's disgusting that girls think this is appropriate ways to express themselves.
[ryan ralph] - Discipline the children of course..twerking is an adult dance..but taking away graduation?? Been going to school since you were 5 and one incident could ruin your life. Sorry I believe in accountability for actions but not graduating over a dance is ridiculous
[colleen smith williams] - See most of you live in glass houses....just saying
[cynthia reitz] - You can actually see some of the girls ass through their pants. Either they are wearing thongs or nothing. Its nasty. Good for the school lay down the rules.
[charmaine cassler] - Good for the school! They should be suspended as well
[cynthia reitz] - I don't know about not attending graduation,but definately they shouldn't go to prom. They should ban them from prom and make them detention after school and not the sit and stare at the wall. The detention where you have to clean the school. I had to clean the school a couple times for tardys.
[jim proudfoot] - I say, let them graduate ... in August. Let them know they can have their diploma in August after they attend some classes on self-respect, modesty and humility. As far as the glass houses comment ... you must live in a van, down by the river.
[rhonda simpson] - Good for the school. These kids need to learn respect.
[tosha johnson-corona] - I don't think it's appropriate to take away prom and graduation there is tons of other punishment those are once in a lifetime things
[heather burge] - it isnt just gross and classless but puts them out as trash and they shouldve known better taking away PROM not graduation is isn't enough! The parents should be scared of them comming up preg before their time to raise more TRASH! they need to be taught better and if this is the type of dancing the group is proud of they r just looking for trouble and probbably end up in porno or strippers ya that something to be REAL PROUD of and to tell their own KIDS one day but not to mention explainin what mom n dad would say if they even care!
[leigh anne adjiri] - I just don't get why these girls nowadays think they need to show everything and dance like that. I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets the impression they are sadly trying to show what they could do to a man if they got one. They should respect themselves more and demand they be respected not act like a bunch of dumb sheep waiting on a farmer in rubber boots to come along. This is very sad. Good for the school at least someone demands respect.
[karen baker] - Well. I agree with the school but I also agree with the parents. I think the school has gone over board on their decision of discipline. Graduation and prom is a milestone that if missed can not be recovered. The penalty is too harsh. The kids envolved should have to clean the school and grounds. If they, don't then restrict them.
[charlene shinglrdecker decker] - They are old enough to know better.
[shelby freeman rumple] - I agree that they should have been suspended for a week or so since it did happen on school property but taking their prom and graduation away is too strict. But I do hope these girls are suffering consequences at home.
[julie long barker] - If these kids don't hold themselves to a higher standard I'm glad the school does.
[wendy hudgins] - I don't think they shouldn't be allowed to graduate, they made a mistake, there r far worse things happening in schools today that should be addressed, these kidd deserve the right to graduate,