Conn. School Bans All Forms Of Physical Contact

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

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.

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.

2 thoughts on “Conn. School Bans All Forms Of Physical Contact

  1. “…some kids get away with it, but others, they get in trouble.”

    So it becomes a case of selective enforcement, where kids of more affluent parents aren’t disciplined, because the parents can make trouble legally.

    I don’t understand why the school officials can’t tell the difference between a real act of violence and kids just being kids.

  2. Sometimes I think these so-called “educators” aren’t as smart as their students. What’s next, no looking at each other, just in case someone gives someone else a hostile stare? Better outlaw talking, too, since name calling might hurt someone’s feelings.

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