Parents outraged over caged tiger at Florida prom

Cellphone video shows the tiger in its cage as performers entertained Christopher Columbus High School students in Miami on Saturday night.
1:12 | 05/14/18

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Next tonight the fall out after a decision made at a high school prom in Miami when a caged tiger was wheeled on to the dance floor. They said it was part of the theme. Here's Victor Oquendo from Miami. Reporter: The prom theme, welcome to the jungle, complete with a live tiger. Tonight the Miami high school apologizing, admitting they took things too far. They bring this cage and there's a tiger there which was that's not something you expected. Reporter: Performers with flaming torches just feet away as the tiger paces back and forth in its cage igniting an uproar. My son paid to go to a prom. This was the surprise entertainment. These animals are not entertainment. Reporter: Christopher Columbus high school's principal now saying -- Upon reflection, we regret the decision to have live animals at our prom. Reporter: Adding that the animals were provided by licensed facilities and they were displayed in a very controlled and safe environment. But experts say the school put the tiger in a bad situation. It's going back and forth back and forth. Its tail is slashing back and forth. Its ears are going into helicopter mode. All signs of distress? All signs of distress. David, the principal says he trusted the teachers organizing the event, but going forward administrators will play a more active oversight role. David? Victor, thank you.

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