I was watching the news this morning to see the weather report. I caught a clip that I found disturbing. It was not graphic, it was not violent, it was not obscene and yet it still rubbed me the wrong way.
A 14 year old honor student was suspended from his middle school for hugging a friend. Yep you read that right. Don't believe me? Click here to read the ABC article on it.
Can you seriously believe that they have got so obsessed with good touch/ bad touch that they have made it against the rules to hug? Or hold hands? All I could think was I hope they don't have those rules in elementary school, because young children hug all the time. I used hugging as part of the process of making amends to a friend.
I can understand that they are trying to discourage "relationships" in middle school, but come on, isn't this a bit much? It says in the article that if they are caught kissing it is an out of school suspension. Do teachers really have time to police this stuff or want to, I can tell you the answer to that... NO!
So voice your thoughts. Is hugging bad enough for in school suspension? I think you know what I feel