Lampeter-Strasburg School District has canceled it’s homecoming dance because of “dirty dancing” and instead is having a talent show.
Carroll “Butch” Staub, the principal of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, has had enough of inappropriate dancing at their homecoming dances. “Three years of trying to get these kids to dance appropriately at school dances and it hasn’t worked,” he said.
According to Staub, the school district has tried putting lists of rules for the dances on the school announcements, putting a list of rules on the tickets, throwing kids out of the dances and turning on the lights during the dance.
“We could no longer sponsor the dance because of the sexual dancing,” Staub said. “It got to the point where we couldn’t even get chaperones for the dance.”
Out of the 1100 students in the high school, about 800 were in attendance to the last homecoming dance. According to Staub, the majority of the kids were sophomores and freshmen.
Staub said, “I told parents at parent’s night and they were appalled about how their kids were dancing.”
According to Staub, administrators from other schools were supportive of L-S bowing out of the homecoming dance.
Penn Manor administrators agreed students sometimes take dancing too far.
“If someone’s doing something wrong (we do ask) them to stop,” said Jason Di’Amico, assistant principal of Penn Manor High School.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District has decided to have a talent show which will include cash prizes, pageant winner Miss Maryland (a graduate from L-S), and a free ice cream sundae party afterward.
By Jessen Smith