Students Suspended For 'Harlem Shake' Video

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Officials say at least 30 students have been suspended from a suburban Detroit high school for recording a version of the "Harlem Shake" Internet dance craze.
Eighteen-year-old Alex Larson says tells The Oakland Press of Pontiac that he and several friends at Milford High School in Oakland County's Highland Township were suspended for three to five days. The video posted on YouTube got thousands of views.
As participants danced, at least one holds a bird that flaps its wings. Larson says the video was shot after school in an empty classroom.
WXYZ-TV reports the video was labeled "White Boys Making Noise."
Kim Root is Director of Communications and Community Relations for Huron Valley Schools. Root says a second video that had racially insensitive portions and was removed from YouTube.


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  • by joann Location: rochester on Mar 11, 2013 at 06:16 PM
    I can believe those students were punish.It was actually fun to watch. But is legal to watch in tv jersey shore with all sex and drinking , or other most disgusting reality shows.
  • by anon Location: howell on Feb 26, 2013 at 03:57 AM
    really 5 days come on. You dont give kids caught selling drugs this much. the school district really needs to get their priorites straight.
  • by jamie on Feb 25, 2013 at 03:50 PM
    thank you news for sending my to youtube this evening. i laughed all 6 times i watched this. enjoy your time off kids its worth it!!!
  • by Jerod on Feb 25, 2013 at 03:27 PM
    I'm not one to defend something as stupid as these Harlem Shake videos, but 3-5 days? Here kids are actually showing initiative and doing something together as a group. I think the school is just mad because the kids did something in a classroom without being bored out of their minds.
  • by Art Location: Location on Feb 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM
    Again, school districts are showing their is NO common sense!
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