No Hugs Allowed at Ill. Middle School
The Associated Press, October 2, 2007
OAK PARK, Ill. -- 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. She said students were forming "hug lines" that made them late for classes and crowded the hallways.
Another reason to institute the no-hugging policy was that some hugs could be too long and too close, she said.