Suspensions Handed Down in Minnesota Dance Team Controversy
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State High School League has approved one-year suspensions for dance team coaches from four schools who staged a protest during an awards ceremony earlier this year.
The head coaches are from Chaska, Eastview, Lakeville South and Wayzata schools. The league went beyond discipline imposed by the school districts involved.
Coaches and dancers were upset by Faribault's championship-winning routine in February after questioning its originality. The five opposing teams refused to participate in the awards ceremony. The league has cleared Faribault of allegations that the dance team stole the routine. Coaches from the fifth team, Eden Prairie, decided against continuing in their roles.