Last week, nearly three dozen media class students at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego were suspended and banned from prom and commencement exercises after they allegedly used school equipment to film a twerking video, then posted it on YouTube.
The website Urbandictionary.com helpfully defines “twerking” as “basically a slutty dance” that involves “the act of moving/ shaking ones ass/buns/bottom/buttocks/bum-bum in a circular, up-and-down, and side-to-side motion.”
In the video below, local FOX affiliate KSWB-TV reports that the students plan to appeal the prom and commencement bans.
The student-created video contains a parade of teen girls twerking — frequently while doing handstands — to a song by rapper YG (short for Young Gangsta).
Previously, students at Scripps Ranch had taken to Twitter to express their frustration over the punishments.
“Suspended, banned from prom, and prevented from walking at graduation all because of an awesome twerk video. I don’t understand,” said one such tweeting student, according to NBC 7 San Diego.