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Beware: Flash Mob at South Hills Village This Weekend

Stop by to see a possible 'impromptu performance.'

South Hills Village shoppers might get to see a fun surprise Sunday.

South Park Middle School students are scheduled to break out in a dance routine between 2 and 4:30 p.m. on the lower level near the entrance of the soon-to-be-opening Target. 

The impromptu dance is part of the students' Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. The performance is for students to pledge to stand up to bullying.

The program teaches children about kindness and caring, teaching children to stand up to bullies and help other students in need.

The Upper St. Clair School District uses the anti-bullying program.

Roger February 23, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Let's see, an "impromptu dance" at a scheduled time, ... That is funny stuff right there!
John February 23, 2013 at 06:22 PM
This kind if stuff is what is wrong with today's children. This is disrespectful and obnoxious. People like me are going to be quietly at respectfully shopping around Sunday when all if a sudden we will be interrupted by a group of hooligan students trying to disturb the peace. In my opinion the problem really lies with the parents. At some point they made it acceptable for their children to fool around like this. Today it's a flash mob tomorrow it's drugs. When will it stop????????????????
Joyce Fowler February 23, 2013 at 07:55 PM
You ARE kidding,right John??? Do you ever smile? So dancing and having fun in a public place, for a good cause no less means these kids are destined for drugs? Perhaps you consider going to the Pittsburgh Symphony. Maybe the art museum would be better, but be careful...there may be a group of elementary school children there too on a school field trip. Heaven help you if they should appear to be enjoying themselves.
Duke February 23, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Are these students not in fact bullying the shoppers by their interfering with them?
BobE February 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Near the entrance of a store not yet open and I do believe drugs are a big problem now not flash mobs? Any flash mob arrests made recently in the USA?
Joyce Fowler February 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM
I think the bully is John by his offensive remarks
Maria Miller February 24, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Can't believe the negative comments here. These people must be miserable every moment of their lives! Joyce, I'm with you. Nothing wrong with kids singing, dancing and having fun. Would it be better for those who object if it was a scheduled choir performance like the ones they I performed in over 30 years ago at the mall? John and his friends sound like crotchety, old grumps.
Becky Brindle February 24, 2013 at 03:45 PM
I don't think there's anything bad about raising awareness about bullying prevention, especially during the rise of cyber-bullying, something I see happen here on Patch!
James February 25, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Amen Becky!!! It's a shame we have to even raise awareness to cyber bullying. But i guess its a necessity as long as we have people like John out there.
Tinkerbell Fan February 25, 2013 at 02:01 AM
I can't believe some of the comments made. John you must not have kids and care about issues like this. My child was one involved in this and was very excited to be able to participate. These kids worked very hard and practiced every week so they could do this. These kids are not "hooligans" or any thing like that, they are just kids that care about issues that are going on in the world today.
Oren Spiegler February 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM
I appreciate that the editor of Patch expresses recognition of the type of "discourse" that often occurs here, something with which she must deal every day. The pattern that occurs too often is this: An individual makes a critical comment about a person or issue with which some disagree. Although no Patch reader was targeted personally in the comment, some readers obviously respond to it by becoming enraged; Angry responses are generated in which the person that made the comment is personally attacked, sometimes with profanity (which is ultimately removed). Some (always anonymous, of course) resort to lies and distortion about the person whom they challenge, usually with no specifics to buttress their argument. There are many that post here that are capable of disagreeing without being disagreeable and I have enjoyed many debates in which name-calling and insults have not ensued. Would that there were more debate of this nature.
Greg February 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM
The idiot didn't have his facts straight!
Ed M February 25, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Oh my gosh! There is nothing disrespectful or obnoxious about a flash mob! You have no idea who these students are and you are referring to them as hooligans??? Someone needs a hug!
Ed M February 25, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Duke, Short answer - No. Long answer - Nope.
Becky Brindle February 26, 2013 at 04:36 AM
Here's the video of the flash mob in case you missed it: http://patch.com/A-2nkr
Bob March 04, 2013 at 05:15 AM
The cause was nice but I don't understand the whole "raise awareness" thing? I mean I think everybody knows about bullying and that it exists in real life and online....

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