Children's Museum: Memorial HS students get "rowdy," dance ended early

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
The Children's Museum of Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Eyewitness News has learned the Memorial High School Homecoming Dance, held at the Children's Museum, ended early last night because of the students' behavior, according to a museum representative.

Children's Museum of Houston spokesman Henry Yau tells ABC-13 around 1,000 students attended the event and the students were being, in a word, "rowdy."

Yau said students were disrespectful to staff and causing trouble around the exhibits. Students broke an ice cream maker at a concession stand.

Spring Branch ISD confirmed that the dance was shut down 30 minutes early.

In a letter sent to parents, Memorial High School Principal Lisa Weir says the school is working with the museum to investigate and determine which students were responsible.

"We continue to work with all of our students about character - which means who you are when no one is looking, representing Memorial High School well, and being responsible and making good choices," Weir said. "One of the core values of the district is that all of our students develop a strong Moral Compass, which means being guided by strong character, ethics and integrity."

The Children's Museum of Houston was in the news recently because of a stolen cow statue.

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