We are learning a Collier County student was suspended over an incident that started with twerking. It may be the latest trend, but the latest message to students is think before you twerk.
“The principal made an announcement that twerking was banned,” said Alyssa Murillo, a 6th grader at North Naples Middle School.
North Naples Middle School is now a twerk-free zone, after students say a classmate started twerking in class.
“When his feet were against the wall his foot slipped,” Murillo said.
Murillo said she was in the classroom when the boy’s foot slipped, and she said it hit the fire alarm.
“The fire department came and teachers were all over the place,” Murillo said.
In a statement from the district, we’re told the student was suspended, but for an incident that happened after the twerking.
School officials would not comment on what happened after the twerking, but officials with the North Naples Fire Department confirm they were called to a false fire alarm at North Naples Middle School on Tuesday.
School officials said students can be suspended for twerking.
“This is a really good school and I’m not going to go against what they say,” said Georgeanna Schilling, a parent.
“As a parent, I don’t see a parent being ok with their kids doing that in school,” said Eduardo Murillo, a parent.
The dance move is too inappropriate for parents and school officials alike, but for students, it’s all for fun.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate for school, but I don’t think they were doing it to be inappropriate,” said Catherine Schilling, an 8th grader.