B-1 Don't touch!
No Hugs Allowed at Ill. Middle School
- The Associated Press, October 2, 2007
If you need a hug, you won't get it at Percy
Julian Middle School. Principal Victoria Sharts banned hugging among the
suburban Chicago school's 860 students anywhere inside the building.
[...] Some hugs
could be too long and too close ...
No-touching policy spurs student protest
- Noelle Frampton, March 26, 2009
In protest against a no-touching policy at East Shore
School, an eighth-grade student vows to attend school Friday morning
wrapped in blue duct tape. [...]
The letter cites prohibited behavior that includes pushing, shoving,
groin-kicking, "hugging and horseplay," and warned that,
the circumstances, students who violate the rules may face detention,
suspension or even expulsion. [...The boy:] "The
rule itself is way out of hand."
[... His father:] "The people making these rules have lost sight of
what's really important -- you know, learning, skills that you can take
with you " -- interacting with each other and getting along with
each other," he said.
Virginia School's No-Contact Rule Is a Touchy Subject
- Maria Glod, Washington Post, June 18, 2007
Fairfax County middle school student Hal Beaulieu hopped up from his
lunch table one day a few months ago, sat next to his girlfriend and
slipped his arm around her shoulder. That landed him a trip to the
Among his crimes: hugging.
All touching -- not only fighting or inappropriate touching -- is
against the rules at Kilmer Middle School in Vienna. Hand-holding,
handshakes and high-fives? Banned.