It wasn't that long ago that
horndogs students in Medina organized a separate, independent dance after their school cracked down on dirty dancing. Now students in Bellevue are doing the same thing.
Bellevue, if you'll recall, was the site of a bit of controversy after photos of kids grinding at an earlier school dance made their way to Facebook, then the local newspaper, then all the way to the natural outlet for this sort of sordid tale of teen love — 19 Action News.
Well, prom at Bellevue is coming up and school administrators were not going to stand idly by and watch teenagers hump the life out of the Holy Ghost, so they instituted a "face to face with some space" rule, a phrase that was definitely thought of by someone over the age of 50. Way to harsh their vibes, Pops.
According to the Sandusky Register, students mobilized. No way would they let a sacred prom weekend go by without some sweet crotch-to-butt dancing on the floor. The solution: MORP, which of course is "prom" spelled backwards. Clever, clever kids. Subtle commentary on dancing from behind by inverting the word, or just coincidence?
School officials and others said the dancing had become too sexually suggestive, but some students defended their dance moves, saying they're no different from what happens at every other school dance.
As of Thursday, the students said they sold 101 tickets among a class of about 140, making the school-sponsored dance a night for mostly juniors.
Students and their parents were required to sign waivers agreeing to an appropriate code of conduct for MORP, organizers said.
"We feel like it's going to go over well because we're doing it in a respectful manner," said Tanner Schoen, who helped organize and promote the prom. "If we do pull it off and nothing happens, we can say we did what the school thought we couldn't do."
And if someone gets pregnant, well... then you'll have done exactly what the school thought you would do.