Winona student suspended for Michael Jackson 'groin grab' returns to school

A 9-year-old boy who was suspended after mimicking Michael Jackson's dance routine to "Billie Jean" has been allowed to return to class, according to his mother.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

A 9-year-old boy who was suspended from school after mimicking Michael Jackson's dance routine to "Billie Jean" has been allowed to return to class, KSTP reports.

The principal of St. Stanislaus' Elementary School had suspended the boy indefinitely, saying his performance at a school lip-sync fundraiser constituted "gross misconduct."

The boy's mother told the Winona Daily News she was upset with how the principal handled the situation and felt her child had been singled out.

Check out the performance:

What do you think? Was the performance inappropriate?

Next Up

skiing

MN ski areas will be open – but with changes – during 4-week shutdown

Some ski areas have already reopened for the season, others plan to open Thanksgiving weekend.

thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving foods to avoid giving to pets

The Animal Humane Society has shared its advice on keeping pets safe this Thanksgiving.

best buy

Best Buy reports massive rise in online, in-store sales

People turned to Best Buy to buy computers, home theater and appliances during the pandemic.

police tape, crime scene

Driver dies after being shot, crashing into cars in Minneapolis

The incident happened around 1:25 a.m. Tuesday.

coon rapids police department

1 man killed in shooting at Cub Foods parking lot in Coon Rapids

A man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Adam Thielen

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19/reserve list

Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown game against the Cowboys.

Related

Winona elementary student suspended for "Billie Jean" dance move

The 9-year-old boy was mimicking Michael Jackson's famous groin grab during a lip-sync fundraiser at the Catholic school Thursday night. The Winona Daily News reports the principal felt the dance move constituted gross misconduct and immediately suspended the student. The boy's mother claims her son has performed similar routines and the latest performance was approved during rehearsal.

18 Rochester high school students suspended over alleged hazing

Officials at John Marshall High School aren’t sharing details but say no students were hurt. The Post-Bulletin says 18 students have been suspended so far but that number could grow.

Winona triplets weigh in near record

Winona parents Jessica and Cris Marish on Monday welcomed their triplets Jackson Ronald, Emilie Rae, and Alaina Ann, weighing a combined 17.5 pounds, just 1 pound shy of the U.S. record, the Winona Daily News reports. The Marishes were the first triplets born at Mayo in almost three years.