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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Sixth- and eighth-graders of The Open Classroom dance to Michael Jackson's song "Thriller" for the school's students and families in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — Middle-schoolers awakened the "funk of 40,000 years" for Halloween on Wednesday.

About 90 sixth- and eighth-graders danced to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on the school's playground in their Halloween costumes as part of the school's celebration of the holiday.