11.07.2007

Detention for Hugging?

Ill. student gets detention for hugging her friends. This isn't a teacher making unwarranted physical contact or running away to Mexico with her 13 year old lover. This is a 13 year old girl giving her friend a hug at the end of a week when she wouldn't see them until the next week.

That the district superintendent thinks the two day suspension is reasonable and fair is freaking bizarre.

What's next? Expulsion for blowing a kiss to your SO across the schoolyard? Execution for giving a high five to your teammate for scoring a goal?

Methinks some administrators need to exercise a little bit of commonsense and less bureaucratic rule pushing.

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