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Local high school students punished for Harlem Shake video

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. -- A group of about 30 Edwardsburg High School students are being punished for making their own version of a Harlem Shake video. 

Students say the video was just made for fun.

Many parents seem to agree that it is innocent, but some feel that there is a larger issue here: Where do schools draw the line between creativity and breaking the rules. 

The varsity basketball team and over a dozen other students say they planned for a while to make their own rendition of the Harlem Shake videos.

They even shopped around at local thrift stores to find the perfect costumes.

"It was going to be fun," explained Edwardsburg High School student, Zac Freshour.  "All the schools around us were going to do it so we figured why not us." 

ABC 57 reached out to the school, to find out why they chose to punish the students. However the administration said that they will not comment on the situation.

All of the students that participated in the video are scheduled to have detention early next week, but they say it was well worth the experience.

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