- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

GORHAM, Maine (AP) - The principal of a Maine high school says the school will not offer any school dances this academic year with the exception of prom, because administrators believe modern dance culture is too suggestive for them to condone.

Gorham High School Principal Chris Record says in a post on the school’s website that the school administration will offer different kinds of “social, safe, and appropriate” events for students this year. Record says school dances in past years have been “plagued by the culture of grinding.”

Record’s post cites a Homecoming Dance a year ago in which students were reminded that grinding was not allowed. He says this led to a walk-out for two-thirds of the students at the dance.

Record says activities like bonfires could be more appropriate.

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