A 14-year-old middle school student was suspended as a result of the Florida school’s strict no-hugging policy.Nick Martinez said he hugged his best friend, a female student, quickly between classes, according to WKMG-TV, Orlando, and never thought the gesture would result in suspension. The principal at Southwest Middle School in Palm Bay saw the hug and brought the two students to the dean, who issued a one-day in-school suspension.“Honestly, I didn’t know, because I didn’t think hugging was a bad thing. I didn’t know you could get suspended for it,” Martinez told WKMG-TV. “A lot of friends are hugging. I just happened to be the one caught doing it.”According to the school’s student handbook, students can be penalized for hugging or hand-holding with either a dean’s detention or suspension. Kissing calls for a one-day out-of-school suspension.
You can’t hug in public anymore? I though this was America! Why in the name of the lord would two people get suspended for hugging? Seriously what is wrong with this country, when did we become so sensitive? Are people really that up and arms about PDA so they make it so you cannot even touch another person in public. If you don’t like it turn the other way. Simple as that. Didn’t know we were under Stalin rule in Soviet Russia now.