The Newark school's principal, Akbar Cook, started the Lights On program to give students somewhere safe to hang out after school.
Some states are pressing forward with legislation aimed at limiting vaccine exemptions.
The video spurred a 50-person protest on Sunday evening, where people demanded answers from the New Jersey's town police department about what happened.
Schools are experimenting with new ways to address behavior issues and support students who are struggling emotionally.
The latest foul-up came two weeks after modern coffee cup somehow made it on screen of the wildly popular HBO show.