Students At High School in San Diego Suspended for Making 'Twerking' Video

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A class of thirty students at a high school in San Diego have been suspended after they created a "twerking" dance video at school. They will also not be allowed to attend prom or graduation.

They attended Scripps Ranch High School and were in a journalism class when one of the students, Lyston McNear, 17, suggested they make a twerking video.

The girls in the class agreed, and they began planning the video, which consists of them standing on their hands, knees leaning against a wall while they shake their hips.

Administrators at the schools aid the content of the video, which was set to a song, was a breach of the school's handbook that bars students from "verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting."

But the students don't think they did anything wrong, and McNear believes he shouldn't be suspended because he did not appear in the video.

"Nobody was offended or anything. It was like, 'Oh, that's cool,'" he said.

Students believe McNear was the ring leader, as he suggested the video, edited it and filmed it.

The video might not have been a problem if it had not been shot and edited on school grounds.

It is not known what grades the students are in, but if they are all seniors, that will make a major dent in the students attending the graduation ceremony, as the class is made up of 600 students.

Sources: Daily Mail, NBC San Diego