Students and parents alike are not happy that Santa Monica High School’s homecoming pep rally has been canceled.
Principal Eva Mayoral made the decision after students were disruptive at assembly last week, clapping cheering and refusing to take orders to be quiet from the principal.
ABC 7 reports parents received telephone calls and an email from Mayoral that said, in part, "I will not place presenters in a position of having any further hard practice undermined by misbehaving mob mentality...or unwillingness to adhere to the basic etiquette of gatherings: listening and following directions. For these reasons, the pep rally next Friday has been canceled."
Parent David Shriner told ABC 7, "It seems a little extreme." Senior Zaq Harris said he knew they had behaved badly and that “there should be some type of punishment, but nothing like taking a pep rally away from us. I am only going to be a senior once," he said.
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