Students from Scripps Ranch High School to challenge 'twerking' video suspensions
31 students were suspended after online video post
Last Updated: 218 days ago
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.
10News learned that some students and their parents are challenging their punishment this week in disciplinary hearings before school administrators.
There has also been a petition posted online calling for support to urge a suspension reversal.
Click to view the petition: http://bit.ly/YDmol5
Mobile users click to watch the video: http://youtu.be/eUlKlLuMXs0
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