RICHMOND – Parents are questioning the decision by Richmond-Burton High School administrators to postpone the school’s winter dance after a student displayed a sex toy during an assembly.
Kimberly Meyer, who has two daughters at Richmond-Burton High School, said she received an automated phone message Friday afternoon from the school saying that the Snowcoming Dance the following day was postponed, and the school was meeting with its board to determine whether it would be rescheduled.
A YouTube video of the incident was posted Friday and had more than 60,000 views as of Wednesday morning.
Meyer said she was “disgusted” by what she saw on the video, but said the school acted unreasonably by postponing the dance.
“I can’t understand why the school would make such a horrible decision and punish the whole entire school for something that one child did,” she said.
The video shows two Richmond-Burton High School students, one male and one female, walking arm-in-arm on the basketball court in the school gymnasium during what appears to be a school assembly. When they get to halfcourt, the female drops to her knees and begins to pantomime worshipping the male.
The male then pulls out a sex toy from his pants and dances at center court. The video then shows the male student being taken out of the gym by school officials.
Meyer said she knows parents who spent hundreds of dollars on dresses and other dance attire, some of which is not returnable.
“I think [school administrators] were upset at the time and made a hasty decision,” she said.
Multiple phone calls and emails to both the school superintendent and principal were not returned Wednesday. The dance is listed as “Postponed to TBA” on the school’s online events calendar.