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    New Jersey middle school bans hugging(edited)

    New Jersey middle school bans hugging - Yahoo! News <-- source

    ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) ó More than 900 students at a New Jersey middle school have been told no more hugging.

    The district says Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement that students were in a "no hugging school" following some "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions."

    Once again - the few screw up everything for the many?

    Or paranoid insecurities and fear taking control?
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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    Why should kids be hugging in school again?

    Middle school age kids don't need ot be touching on eachother much, or teachers. . . our schools already have rules against physical contact of that nature for the more grown kids.

    If it was an elementary school I'd have a slight issue because many children are just 4 and 5 and feel afraid being in a school environment around a lot of bigger children when their parents are not around - they needs hugs for comfort.
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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    My kids hug their friends all the time. It's a common greeting among many friends. Especially girls.

    What's wrong with hugging?

    It's surely better than fighting.

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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    The hugging was apparently a little too good.

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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    So it's easier to just ban "hoodies" than correct the small minority that where the hoodie that says something offensive?

    And this teaches kids what exactly?

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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So it's easier to just ban "hoodies" than correct the small minority that where the hoodie that says something offensive?

    And this teaches kids what exactly?
    Likely not to dirty grind in the halls between classes.

    Kinda sucks.

    I'm certain the situation was pretty absurd to call out for a full hugging ban.

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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    Are you telling me they are going to suspend two kids for hugging in the hallway? Good luck on that one.
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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    Comically, from the article:
    The superintendent says despite the rule, students who hug will not be suspended.

    The superintendent says he believes the principal acted responsibly.
    So the superintendent is not backing the principal.
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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Comically, from the article:


    So the superintendent is not backing the principal.
    Detention?

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    Re: No Hugging In School???

    School Superintendent David Healy says the district has the responsibility to teach children about appropriate interactions.
    Yeah, so hugging can be an appropriate greeting and middle school/high school girls, in my experience do it often when they come across their friends. Just punish the dorks who did it inappropriately and go on.
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