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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A California seventh-grader was forced to hold a sign by her parents after they discovered she was "twerking" at a junior high school dance.

The mother of the girl called 23ABC, WCPO's sister station in Bakersfield, Calif., and said that she's making her daughter hold a sign that reads, "I was disrespecting my parents by twerking at my school dance," on the corner of Union and California avenues.

"I want her to realize that she is just a child and that she can't do that," Francis Hena, the 11-year-old's mother, told 23ABC.

The school that she attends does not outlaw the dancing style, the mother told 23ABC.

"That's ridiculous to even think that's OK at a school dance," Hena told ABCNews.com. "When she's 18, she can do whatever she wants. As of right now, that's not something she's going to be doing."

Hena told ABC she hopes her daughter's embarrassing punishment will be a deterrent to other would-be teen twerkers.

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