Missouri High School Students Forced To Sign Homecoming Dance Contract

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Date for the school dance? Check. Tickets for Homecoming? Got 'em. Signed the contract? Say what?

High school students in Independence, MO and their parents were required to sign a Homecoming dance contract to prevent any inappropriate physical contact on the dance floor at Homecoming. Under the contract, students are prohibited from "freaking, grinding, moshing" and "no dancing back-to-front, side-to-back, side-to-front, or back-to-back." There are also "no bending over" and "both feet on the floor" rules.
Truman High School's principal Kristel Barr explains that sexual dancing at school functions has "been getting progressively worse. We believe all students should be comfortable at dances."

Heath Mackey, a junior at the high school, says, "For me, it probably was gross to see people grinding on each other, so it's good to have it. But as a student you think, 'Wow, they are setting rules for us on how to dance.'"

Students found in violation of the Homecoming dance contract will be told to leave without warning. Their parents will be notified, and they will not be permitted to attend three other dances this school year. Too harsh?

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