HUG POLICE: 8th-Grader Gets Detention for Hugging Fellow Student

HUG POLICE: 8th-Grader Gets Detention for Hugging Fellow Student

HUG POLICE: 8th-Grader Gets Detention for Hugging Fellow Student

We live in a society increasingly devoid of common sense, where bureaucrats deem the general public too stupid to exercise good judgment and who desperately fear potential litigious fallout should they simply allow human beings to be … human. As a result, extreme measures are often taken for our own so-called "protection." 

Such is the case in one Florida school district that has barred students from hugging one another. After all, a simple hug "hello" or worse still, a "pat on the head" could be construed as "inappropriate touching." Rather than make school administrators work even harder (we jest) by engaging their reasoning skills to differentiate a simple hug or head-pat from molestation, it is simply easier for them to ban this normal human-interaction outright. What a wonderful solution. 

So strict, in fact, are school administrators in enforcing their anti-touching policy, that they have even given detention to one eighth-grader for hugging a fellow classmate before school.  WKMG reports:

“I just like hugged them. It was literally for a second,” Ella, an eighth-grade student at Jackson Heights Middle School, told the station.

The school district bans “inappropriate touching,” but that’s left for interpretation for each principal. Jackson Heights banned hugging altogether this year, a move some parents find excessive.

“I do not feel that this ‘no hugging, holding hands, arm-linking’ would be considered inappropriate touching,” Kathy Fishbough, Ella’s mother, said.

 

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