Parent Responds to Titusville Suspensions Over ‘Harlem Shake’
By Matt O'Hern // February 24, 2013
ABOVE VIDEO: Ultimate Harlem Shake Compilation
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Earlier this week, Titusville High School suspended members for the baseball team for producing their own version of the national viral video phenomenon “Harlem Shake.”
Today, we received a statement from a parent of one of the players on the team.
“It’s absolutely absurd that the school resorted to such extreme measures without following their own “inappropriate behavior” discipline guidelines. Yes maybe a couple of the boys went a little too far as to being dressed in slider shorts (which are not considered undergarments) and another was in boxers, but that in no way should have resulted in them getting kicked off the team! They are all really good kids and now because of a little spoof video, one of them could have their futures in jeopardy with scholarships. I believe that Principle Lori Spinner has lost touch with our youth and does not belong as a principle in a high school. I am glad to help all the parents with appeals in any way I can!”
– Heather Reynolds, mother of Chris Reynolds
Reynold’s son wasn’t among the players who participated in the video, but the concerned mother is vocalizing her support for the suspended players via Facebook and e-mails to local media.
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Below, we’ve posted screenshots of Heather Reynolds’ Facebook posts regarding this issue.