Paterson district investigating after Fetty Wap shoots rap video at school

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Anthony Johnson reports Paterson school officials are investigating after Fetty Wap shot a rap video in a school.

A New Jersey school district is investigating how rapper Fetty Wap was allowed to record a music video that included drug references and a pole dancer in his old high school.

The Paterson native released the video for "Wake Up" last week.

Paterson school district spokeswoman Terry Corallo says the district is investigating whether procedures were followed in allowing parts of the video to be recorded at Eastside High School. Fetty Wap dropped out of the school.

"Per Board Policy 7510, 'The Board of Education believes the school facilities of this district should be made available for community purposes, provided that such use does not interfere with the educational and co-curricular programs of the school district.' As outlined in this policy, the District has procedures in place for individuals or entities who wish to use any of our facilities for community events," Corallo said.

Corallo said it was determined that the video was taped inside Eastside High School during non-instructional hours and that no students participated in the taping of this video.

Corallo says the district doesn't endorse the content of the video.

A spokeswoman for Fetty Wap didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

Fetty Wap performed a free show for city high school students in August.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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