Milford High School Students Suspended for Filming 'Harlem Shake' Video at School
Several Milford High School students are suspended after shooting videos and posting them to YouTube.
A group of Milford High School students have been suspended for making their own version of the "Harlem Shake" video and posting it to YouTube.
While the Oakland Press reports at least 30 students were suspended for five days, Patch could not confirm the information.
Kim Root, Huron Valley Schools director of communications and community relations, confirmed that students were suspended but could not be specific on the number of students nor the specific types of discipline that were received.
According to Root, there were actually two videos that were shot at the school and posted to YouTube, but one of the videos has been removed.
"The students in question violated several areas of our student code of conduct and with increased use of social media, we felt it was very important to hold students accountable for their actions and that's why these decisions have been made," Root said.
The videos included vulgarity and indecency, which violated the student code of conduct, Root said.
"In one of the videos - the one taken down - included racial slurs," she said. "And the video that remains on YouTube, as far as I understand, has the use of a live animal in it."
Animals are prohibited in Huron Valley Schools unless they are service animals.
Nicole Pilchowski wrote on White Lake-Highland Patch's Facebook page that she doesn't agree with the district's punishment of the students.
"We get mad when kids do kid stuff," she commented. "We get mad when kids act like grown ups. These kids can't win! Seriously. They were just kids being kids, and I think that school has bigger things they ought to be worried about."
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