I know that as a male teacher I have a zero contact policy. One time this 14 year old girl was excited in class and gave me a hug. My hands shot straight up like I was under the scope of cops just wanting me to pull a gun and I said "I am not hugging back" so other students could hear and they laughed. The girl felt bad at first and asked if I did that to protect myself and I said yes. It was not sexual harassment to me from her and she is a really sweet kid. Great student. We talked about it so that she would feel good about it but it is tough for teachers...
"Don't paddle my kid"
"don't discipline my kid"
no touching even among youngsters
no dodge ball in PE because the weaker under developed kids have no chance
Never hold the parents accountable for their childs behavior
When I was in high school I came to school with a deer rifle in my truck during deer season and a shotgun during dove season. It never left the vehicle and there always ammo in there as well. At any given time there were probaly 20-30 guns in the parking lot but no one was shot or hurt.
Society has taken a dark turn where it is all about money, liability, and fear. It is not getting better, only getting worse.