SOUND OFF: How Should Schools Handle 'Grinding' at Dances?
Some Rhode Island students were made to leave a homecoming dance early after protesting their school's "no-grinding" policy.
A Rhode Island high school is under scrutiny after administrators cut short a homecoming dance this weekend.
Middletown High School dismissed students from the dance early because of "unsafe behavior by students who did not agree with the no-grinding rule as outlined in the Middletown High School handbook," the district announced in a statement Sunday.
The school handbook, reported Middletown Patch, includes a "no-grinding policy," which notes that "sexually explicit dancing will not be tolerated."
According to Middletown Patch, the DJ told some students they were not allowed to make song requests and that he only played music they could not dance to. Eventually, the students sat on the floor in protest and began to chant expletives.
The dance was scheduled to end at 11 p.m., but students were dismissed around 9:30 p.m.
The school is now being criticized both for its policy on grinding and dismissing the students early.
What do you think? Should schools crack down on sexually explicit dancing among students? Or, is a policy against such dancing going overboard? Tell us in the comments.