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TN high school students get second chance at "Harlem Shake"

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The "Harlem Shake" was a YouTube craze that swept the nation. People dress in crazy costumes while dancing all over the place.

But at one Bristol, Tennessee High School, you may remember, it didn't go over so well.

Back in March, two students co-produced Tennessee High School's version. Kids, as well as a few teachers, were involved. But the school board felt one students costume was inappropriate and that there were some safety issues with people standing on tables.

The students were asked to take down the video, but the creators didn't stop there. The video was re-posted, and now there's a Facebook Page with more than 100,000 ‘likes' to "Shake the Castle".

This brings us to today, where community members, staff and students decided to do a new rendition of the "Harlem Shake".

Saturday people dressed in their finest wigs, capes and banana costumes to really "Shake the Castle" one last time. Co-producers of the video even got a little bit of help from a production company out of Kingsport. Staff and students hope the event could take away the sour taste, from the first video, and bring everyone together.

Co-producer Austin Taylor tells News Channel 11, "the Director of schools, Gary Lilly, had came to us with the idea of doing a video with that involves the school board and the students and the alumni and even the community."

"Anytime that you can have students at your school and your community come together and work on a project that's going to benefit not only the school, but the community with the Stone Castle it's an awesome idea," said Assistant Principal Paul Pendleton.

To renovate Stone Castle it will take around $3 million. To help with the cost, participants were asked to simply bring $1.00.

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