Didn’t know hugging was such a rage for middle schoolers these days…apparently a big problem at an Oak Park, Illinois, middle school.
It is amazing how stupid some policies can be…wouldn’t an announcement over the PA been sufficient? Something like, “Please pass through the hallways quickly in between class times. We need to avoid lateness to classes. Thank you.”
This from Chicago Sun-Times
Hugging is now off limits at an Oak Park middle school.
The new policy went into effect at Percy Julian Middle School last month because of administrators’ concerns that so-called “hug lines” in the hallways were making students late for class and causing bottlenecks in the halls, according to WBBM-Channel 2.
Percy Julian Principal Victoria Sharts told the station hugging is “more appropriate for airports or for family reunions than passing and seeing each other every few minutes in the halls.”
Sharts also said some hugs between students were “too long, too close and usually between boys and girls.”
The school’s 860 students are not allowed to hug anywhere inside the building.