Video: Students steal spotlight with flash mob at autism conference


Lionsgate Academy is a public charter school in Crystal, tailored toward students on the autism spectrum in seventh through 12th grade.

And those students know how to put on a heck of a performance.

A group of staff and students from the school organized a flash mob – a surprise, public group performance – at the Autism Society of Minnesota's 2014 conference, to raise awareness of autism. The song is Lady GaGa's "Born This Way," and a quick note – the young student on the mic, Kyle Rooker, is actually singing.

The school tells BringMeTheNews the flash mob was organized in December, with staff designing the choreography. They chose "Born This Way" because of "its uplifting message of being exactly who you are."

The 31 students that chose to participate have practiced the routine every morning since February, the school says. A of 21 staff members and one parent also took part.

Representatives with the Autism Socity of Minnesota and the Doubletree Hotel (where the conference was held) also gave the OK.

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