School board won’t overturn ‘twerking’ suspensions

SAN DIEGO (AP) – San Diego's school board says it
can't overturn suspensions issued to 31 high schoolers for making an
on-campus video featuring suggestive “twerking” dance moves.

Parents and attorneys of some students urged the
board on Tuesday to reconsider the suspensions. However, board President
John Evans told them the board has no authority to overturn
suspensions, only expulsions.

The students, mostly girls, were suspended from
Scripps Ranch High School earlier this month after the posterior-shaking
video was posted online.

Parents said some students are seniors who might
have to miss the prom and their graduation walk. But according to City
News Service, Evans says that issue's been resolved and they won't lose
their senior privileges.

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