students at the Marist High School took the video in the homecoming dance on October 9. Students did not want to dance to Payaso de Rodeo, a 1997 song by the Mexican country music group Caballo Dorado.
It was posted on social media by a student who said it was evidence of racism. So how is not dancing to a song they do not like considered a racist action by this student?
"You send us emails asking for pictures of our families during Hispanic Heritage Month. You hang up our banners of papel picado throughout the school. If you love our food, ethnic fashion, and energy so much... Why do you resent us? How would you like it if we kneel to your country music?" she said.
Her post was finally publicly shared and expanded to other social media platforms, including TikTok.
But the DJ from the dance, parents at the school, and the school itself have since proved it was just one of many songs the kids didn't want - including some in English.
DJ Brian Stepanek says the kids were trying to control the music and that the occurrence had nothing to do with race.
"With 800 kids in attendance and only time allowed for 60 songs to be played, our DJs were constantly being heckled by the students to change up the tunes.
"Basically, the students just wanted to control our DJs to change the song at that and other times," he said in a statement.
Disturbed parents tell DailyMail.com they are scared to speak out about what really happened for fear of their kids being bullied.
"It's very disappointing how these events turned out and the depiction of what happened was grossly exaggerated.
"Now there is more division than ever at the school. It's just sad," one mother, whose child attended the dance but who does not want to be named to protect her kid from bullying, told DailyMail.com.
She said other parents feel the same but are too afraid to speak out openly because they don't want their child to be bullied.
"I wish there were [videos of the other songs] the kids refused to dance to. This would have been squashed real quick.
"Many of the students that attended the dance are afraid to speak out against these students' false narrative in fear of retaliation.
"My child was [at the dance] but would never openly speak about it. Kids are mean…very mean."