BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Thirteen Pennsylvania high school students have been suspended for two days each for shooting a classroom video of the “Harlem Shake” — an Internet video craze — which was also posted online.

Brownsville Area School Board president Roy Brashear called the hip-thrusting, gyrating dance video “very graphic and very vulgar” in defending the suspensions.

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Fifteen-year-old Alyssa Broadwater says she used her iPad to shoot the video of her friends doing the dance in a classroom on Monday. The board learned of the suspensions at its planning session Tuesday night.

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Kathleen Broadwater, the mother of the girl who shot the video, says she doesn’t condone the behavior but thinks the punishment was too harsh. She thinks an in-school suspension or detention makes more sense because then the students wouldn’t miss classes.

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