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Sunday, October 8, 2023




Kaylee Timonet was not burned at the stake, but she might as well have been. The 17-year-old dancer was severely punished for doing a sinful dance at a private off-campus dance. It wasn't the dance of the seven veils, but it was close. Kaylee was caught twerking, and the school administration was not amused.

In a statement released to the press, the school principal said, "We take this kind of behavior very seriously. Twerking is not appropriate for a school dance, or any other public event for that matter. We have a strict code of conduct that we expect all of our students to follow, and Kaylee has clearly violated that code."

Kaylee's punishment was severe. She was suspended from school for a week, and her parents were called in for a meeting with the principal. They were not happy about what had happened.

"I can't believe they're treating Kaylee like a criminal," her mother said. "She's just a kid having fun. It's not like she was doing drugs or anything."

Kaylee's father was equally upset. "This is ridiculous," he said. "When I was her age, I was doing much worse things than twerking. It's just a silly dance. They need to lighten up."

Despite the punishment, Kaylee remained defiant. "I don't regret what I did," she said. "It was just a little harmless fun. If they want to make a big deal out of it, that's their problem."

As news of Kaylee's punishment spread, people around the world were outraged. Social media was flooded with messages of support for the young dancer, and the hashtag #FreeKaylee began trending on Twitter.

And yet, here we are, punishing a student for twerking at a private party. Is this really what public education is all about? Are we really going to let a little dance ruin this student's future?

I say we stand up for what's right. We show our support for this student and demand that her leadership roles and scholarship opportunities be reinstated. We show that we believe in equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their dance moves.

So let's twerk our way to justice, my friends. Let's show the world that we won't stand for this kind of injustice. And who knows, maybe we'll even start a new dance craze along the way. The Twerk for Justice, anyone?

WARNING: Now, before you judge her too harshly, let me ask you this: have you ever twerked? Go ahead, I'll wait. If you're over 70, please don't try this at home. We don't want any broken hips.

Louisiana student punished by school for dancing at private party | Louisiana | The Guardian 

Dancing video of Livingston Parish student draws outrage on social media via @YouTube 

What Does Public Education Mean to Me? By, Kaylee Timonet via @YouTube 

‘I don’t want this to happen to someone else’s child:’ Mother speaks out... via @YouTube