Twerking Video Gets 33 San Diego High School Students Suspended

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As many as 33 students at San Diego's Scripps Ranch High School have been suspended over a twerking video and other twerk-related violations.

The kids all 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 sexual nature in the educational setting" ... which officials say applies to the video above.

The video features numerous girls "twerking" around the school campus, while an awkward male student awkwardly poses in each awkward shot.

A handful of girls wear what appear to be sports jerseys, but we imagine the Scripps Ranch Twerk Team is a club sport, not official varsity material.

Twerking is defined, according to the Urban Dictionary, as:

  1. Working one's body, as in dancing, especially the rear end
  2. Rhythmic gyrating of the lower extremities in a lascivious manner with the intent to elicit sexual arousal and/or laughter in one's intended audience
  3. Vigorous shaking of the Gluteus Maximus.
  4. A fancy way of saying "booty-poppin'"
  5. Girls in yoga pants having sex with the air.

You get the idea. However you define it, the students did not take the suspensions well, and some vowed to keep on twerking in the face of the scandal.

"Suspended, banned from prom, and prevented from walking at graduation all because of an awesome twerk video," one student involved in it tweeted.

"I don't understand."

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"

Hey, we've seen Miley Cyrus twerking, and it wasn't that bad. Then again, it wasn't quite as sensual in nature as what some of these kids went for.

On the other hand, is it really that bad? They're just expressing themselves (possibly a little too far), but suspensions? Bans from prom? You tell us:

Should Twerking be allowed in school?


These kids are trying to turn this into some profound endeavor. Gotta fight for their right to shake their asses all over the internet? And to think that once upon a time the big thing for students to protest was the Vietnam war. This has to be the most pathetic generation yet.

@ Bubbles

While I admire their spirit I definitely think their ideals and principles are misguided. To say "this has to be the most pathetic generation yet" is short sighted and pigeonholing.


What the school did was right,the gal they should have known beter are they crazy!


I think what the school did was right. We had to follow those rules since our first day in the classroom so why would it be ok to something so vulgar at school


The fact that people are making excuses for this kids is ridiculous. They were on school property and they have rules. I agree with the school and this type of dancing is tasteless. And you call this dancing with the type of clothes they are wearing something has to be wrong. As parents we are responsible for the actions of our kids if they did something wrong let them deal with the consequences. Rewarding them for acting and making the wrong decisions is not helping. I would be upset that my daughter will make a video with that type of dancing.


I don't permit what these kids did, but the school went overboard. Nothing was damaged nobody was hurt. The only people effected were the parents.


if the school failed to object to previous twerking videos / events, then the school has no credibililty with anyone.. Declaring the twerking video a violation of a "sexual harrassment regulation" falls into the category of "BS". many cheerleading acts are sexual in nature, but are approved by most schools. i think i see a major lawsuit coming as a violation of "freedom of speech/expression". it has become an ego thingy now. very sad story.


Who is the racist c**t who found time to post that s**t on this forum? It's not the twerking that's disgusting, your narrowminded s**tstain of a brain is what's disgusting... Bringing your nasty mindsets in here..




I am pretty sure Jewish people are a type of caucasian. -_-


Their kids and their just having fun... Gezzzz people!


What's wrong with you people?!? Keep it up kidz #scrippsranch #gotwerkteam #oldpeoplesuck

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