San Diego high school students to challenge 'twerking' video suspensions

Still image from a video posted to YouTube featuring Scripps Ranch students allegedly twerking on school time. Dozens of students were suspended from the San Diego high school.
Still image from a video posted to YouTube featuring Scripps Ranch students allegedly twerking on school time. Dozens of students were suspended from the San Diego high school. Photo by NBC 7 San Diego

Some of the dozens of students suspended for making a suggestive “twerking” video at a San Diego high school are challenging their punishment.

Thirty-one students, mostly girls, were suspended from Scripps Ranch High School last week, days after the online posting of a video showing students doing the posterior-shaking dance.

School district Superintendent Bill Kowba says in a memo that he considers the video deeply offensive with implications for lewd conduct and sexual harassment.

Six of the students are seniors and could be banned from the prom, commencement ceremony and other events.

U-T San Diego says some students and their parents are challenging their punishment this week in disciplinary hearings before school administrators.

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