Taking a stand against public displays of affection: Hugs can land you in detention
Who knew that a simple hug could get a kid in so much hot water? Check out this Time article about American schools that ban several forms of non-violent physical contact.
Kilmer Middle School in Vienna, Va., has one of the most stringent policies. The school bans high-fives!
Another school -- Fossil Hill Middle School in Fort Worth, Texas -- has banned students from hugging and holding hands. Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois, banned hugs earlier this year.
Is this excessive or necessary? Do you know of any Maryland schools that have similar policies (unwritten or on the books)?