At least 30 Milford High School students have been suspended for recording a version of the Internet crazed “Harlem Shake.”
The video, which was posted on YouTube, had 16,922 views on Monday, February 25.
The students involved received three to five days suspension for their involvement in two videos, one of which involved racial slurs and has since been removed from YouTube.
Kim Root, spokeswoman for Huron Valley Schools, said that the student’s actions violated provisions of the student code of conduct that reference vulgarity, indecency, misrepresentation and the use of racial slurs.
At least four other high schools in states like Minnesota, Pennsylvania and New York have suspended students earlier this month that shot “Harlem Shake” videos at their school.
Root says the students lied to a teacher to gain access to a classroom where the video was shot.
Eighteen-year old Anthony Dawson says he started the YouTube channel WhiteBoysMakingNoise, which featured the video, about a year ago. He and friends produced videos with a comedic twist for the YouTube channel.
Along with suspension, Dawson, a member of the school’s track team, will have to miss the first track meet later this year.