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Vermont High School Cancels Dance Over Dirty Dancing, Drug Use

10/08/10 10:36 AM ET  AP

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- There isn't going to be a homecoming dance at Vermont's Montpelier High School this year because of concerns about dirty dancing and student drug use.

Montpelier High School Principal Peter Evans says he made the decision to cancel Saturday's dance because of complaints that followed a Sept. 24 dance.

Evans tells the Barre Montpelier Times Argus he got calls after the last dance saying many of the students were under the influence of drugs. He also told the school board this week that officials had concerns about raunchy dancing.

Evans says there wasn't time to find a way to avoid the problems before the dance, so he canceled it.

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