View Full Version : "No Tolerance" follies....again

Dr Mordrid
27th March 2009, 21:31
Link..... (http://wcbstv.com/local/school.bans.hugs.2.969949.html)

Mar 27, 2009 7:20 pm US/Eastern

Connecticut School Bans Physical Contact

East Shore M.S. Outlaws "High-Fives," "Hugging" And Horseplay Of Any Kind; Violators May Face Expulsion

MILFORD, Conn. (CBS) ―

A Connecticut middle school principal has laid down the law: You put your hands on someone -- anyone -- in any way, you're going to pay.

A violent incident that put one student in the hospital has officials at the Milford school implementing a "no touching" policy, according to a letter written by the school's principal.

East Shore Middle School parents said the change came after a student was sent to the hospital after being struck in the groin.

Principal Catherine Williams sent out a letter earlier in the week telling parents recent behavior has seriously impacted the safety and learning at the school.

"Observed behaviors of concern recently exhibited include kicking others in the groin area, grabbing and touching of others in personal areas, hugging and horseplay. Physical contact is prohibited to keep all students safe in the learning environment," Williams wrote.

Students and parents are outraged. They said the new policy means no high-fives and hugs, as well as horseplay of any kind. The consequences could be dire, Williams warned in the letter.

"Potential consequences and disciplinary action may include parent conferences, detention, suspension and/or a request for expulsion from school," Williams wrote.

Many think the school's no tolerance policy goes way too far. Others said it's utterly ridiculous.

28th March 2009, 05:27
Let's ban children altogether.

28th March 2009, 10:08
I get the distinct impression that the school officials who think this stuff up were themselves bullied mercilessly in school. Now that they're in a position of authority, they consider it payback time for every petty little humiliation they ever suffered. They can't go after those who bullied them (because they'd probably STILL get the crap beat out of them) so they make up all of these ridiculous rules to compensate.


Dr Mordrid
28th March 2009, 11:55
Give that man the ceeegar!! :up:

29th March 2009, 13:26
they should forbid whoever made up this idiotic rule to be anywhere near children. games that include physical contact with other children is part of a child's natural behavior and IMHO important for their development :mad: