Policy Changes After Westonka School's 'Harlem Shake' Investigation

Created: 05/06/2013 10:12 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

An Internet dance craze that got several Mound hockey players suspended will lead to changes in school policy.

The Westonka school board met Monday night to announce the findings of the district's two and a half month investigation into the Harlem Shake video.

The lunchroom incident resulted in seven students suspended and the activities director ended up resigning.

The students from Mound Westonka High School in Minnetrista, Minn. were suspended for their involvement in a "Harlem Shake" dance during lunch Feb. 22.

The school's activities director later resigned amid an investigation into the incident.

Most claims against the district were unsubstantiated, and the school board said some information couldn't be released because of privacy laws.

Parents and students were upset that no members of the administration were suspended for the way it was handled.

One policy that changed will allow administrators to take two days from the date of an incident to make decisions about punishment.