Parents plead with school board on ‘twerking’ charges

Parents plead with school board on ‘twerking’ charges

[trib_ndn vid=24821516]SAN DIEGO –The city school board Tuesday listened to angry parents of students who were punished for taking part in a racy dance video, but board members let the disciplinary measures stand.

After meeting for more than two hours in closed session, board President John Lee Evans released a statement backing the suspensions of more than 30 students at Scripps Ranch High School. Board members also chose not to remove the charge of sexual harassment placed in student records.

Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 5.18.49 PM“It is not the purview of the board, according to the California Education Code, to overturn any suspensions, only expulsions,” Evans said in the statement. He also said that questions about the loss of senior privileges by students involved in the video had already been resolved at the school level.

The two-minute video received national attention after it was posted on the Internet.  It shows dozens of female students shaking and…

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