Cedar Falls Principal Slams Jell-O Wrestling Event

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By Ellen Kurt

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school principal says a YouTube video that showed dozens of his students at a Jell-O wrestling event is embarrassing.

Several girls were shown competing in a low pool containing Jell-O that was erected at Birdsall Park on Oct. 4, during homecoming week for Cedar Falls High School.

It's not a school-sanctioned event, and school officials have discouraged students from participating in what some see as harmless fun.

Principal Rich Powers says the "demeaning" behavior shown on the video, which has since been removed from YouTube, is "not the type of behavior our community wants, our schools want, our parents want."

Powers says he'll discuss the "less-than-desirable" activity via email and a school newsletter. Police and school administrators plan to discuss the events, too.

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