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High school bans dirty dancing in Stonington

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High school bans dirty dancing in Stonington (WFSB) High school bans dirty dancing in Stonington (WFSB)

It’s homecoming weekend for many schools across the state, but in Stonington some familiar dances are getting outlawed.

Administrators said some dances are just too suggestive for teenagers and have banned some dances.

Colby Sciro was just named best dancer at Stonington High School, and he was looking forward to showing off some of his moves at the homecoming dance, but a new policy is forcing him to re-think his routine.

“I'll try to do something to spice it up I guess,” he said.

Principal Mark Friese said the idea was actually brought up by students and parents who were uncomfortable with certain types of moves made at the dances.

“I've been to many weddings and many other events and the only place I see it is here at the school,” Friese said. “If there is something on place where even one person is excluded because they're not feeling comfortable, then I think it's something we need to take a look at.”

However some students said the ban will impact the school, and some are even boycotting the dance altogether.

“I'm not going because of that. I don't know what everyone else is doing,” said high school senior Keenan Armstead.

Students will be wearing wristbands at the dance, and on the first warning the wristband will be removed. On the second warning, they will be kicked out.

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