Over-Reaction of Lib Educators … Connecticut Middle School Bans All Physical Contact, Hugging … Touching


A Milford Connecticut Middle School is banning all physical contact, so says the HugS_nomisguided East Shore Middle School principal. It’s going to be pretty hard to play tag on the playground with such a rule in place.

What is wrong with liberal educators in our society? There is no such thing as black and white, there are just several shades of gray and a responsible society is supposed to deal with the many contingencies. Did the administration at the CT middle school never learn “good touch, bad touch”? No wonder the educational system in the United States is broken. When you have people in charge who cannot differentiate between a kick in the groin and a pat on the back … WE GOT TROUBLES!

Schools are supposed to help children learn proper interaction not duct tape their hands to their sides from 8 to 3. This is just another typical over-reaction and taking the lazy way out. You are a learning institution, teach the kids what is and is not appropriate, not condemn all contact. What a message to send to children.

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.

Check out the potential disciplinary consequences for say doing the following, congratulating a classmate for outstanding achievement by high or low fiving them, patting them on the back or the obligatory sports man hug. What about meeting a student for the first time and shaking their hand?

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.

Is there supposed to be no physical contact while playing sports or in gym class? Isn’t that going to be next to impossible? What if a child is choking in the cafeteria from eating mystery meat, is no one supposed to touch the for fear of getting expelled? So much for hugging one as a form of condolence as well. UNREAL!

Posted March 30, 2009 by
Child Welfare, Education, Main, WTF | 16 comments

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    16 Responses to “Over-Reaction of Lib Educators … Connecticut Middle School Bans All Physical Contact, Hugging … Touching”

    1. Scared Monkeys on March 30th, 2009 7:41 am

      a kick in the groin and a hug … yea I get them confused all the time.

      What idiots do we have teaching our children?


    2. Just Bearly on March 30th, 2009 8:39 am

      I am not sure this is as bad as- a lady called into the Garage Logic radio show on KSTP last week and said this rural school no longer allows running of any kind during recess. (which i thought sounded pretty funny at the time)

    3. Dolf on March 30th, 2009 9:45 am


      1 f-up principal

    4. Michelle Smith on March 30th, 2009 10:02 am

      It’s absolutely ridiculous what our school systems have become. Thanks to the retard liberals.

    5. Carpe on March 30th, 2009 10:06 am

      Mister Rogers was okay with touching your neighbors.

      He just did not support kicking them right in the horn blower.


    6. Jack Hammer on March 30th, 2009 10:06 am

      I am suprised you did not try and blame this on Obama.

    7. dennisintn on March 30th, 2009 12:53 pm

      in a country ruled by obama the first, we should just be happy that punishment doesn’t including firing squads, ritual beheadings, or public flogging. not that i’m ruling out the possibility of that if “his magnificent arrogance” decides we need it.

    8. May on March 30th, 2009 1:17 pm

      Tag is actually already against the rules at our schools….all of them including the Elementary schools. I would not be suprised to see hugs, and whatever else go next. I feel bad for my kids, my son has had to sit on the wall during recess because he and some friends tried to play. He is 7 and tag is a neighborhood game played where we live with kids of all ages, and has been since he could walk. How the heck is supposed to understand he can’t play it at school.

    9. HOPE on March 30th, 2009 1:58 pm

      Unfortunately, I had to work when my children were young so I sent them to Montessori School where my son learned to express his feelings and my daughter, who was the youngest one in the class, sat on the lap of her teacher during most the day as she read and directed the older students.

      To this day, my children remember the name of their first teacher who taught them to love and care about other children, themselves and their environment. Love, compassion and empathy are the things we learn by example and without them one can grow up to be heartless, selfish and cruel. The best we can do for our children is to make sure the ones that are looking after them in our absence are people who illuminate those traits. imo

    10. Murph on March 30th, 2009 8:45 pm

      So do all students have to walk 5 feet apart in the hall so no one touches.

      In PE there should be no sports because you might touch.

      Do you ever feel the world has gone crazy.

    11. Carpe on March 30th, 2009 10:04 pm


    12. Dolf on March 31st, 2009 2:01 am

      we played tag with fireworks

      to be honest, our parents were not to happy with that

    13. Connecticut Resident on March 31st, 2009 7:19 pm

      To start with, I know people at East Shore Middle School. While the notice sent home to students and parents was badly worded and not clear enough, its clear to me that the Principal meant inappropriate contact isn’t allowed: such as sexual harassment and violence. I know people who work at the school and they haven’t seen or heard of any students getting in trouble for accidentally bumping into someone or high-fiving another student. Besides, nowhere in the actual letter (from what I’ve seen) says anything about how hugs and high-fives aren’t allowed anymore. The only comments mentioning that are coming from students and parents. And Connecticut Middle and High schools don’t have recess, so they don’t play tag at school already.
      SM: No recess? How sad. Next thing you are going to tell me they don’t have dodgeball. Oh wait, its a New England states, of course they don’t. It’s a joke … i went to school there.

      BTW, that is not how any of the reports were done. They said … no touching of any type. Is it possible that the Admin realized how idiotic they were being and got the phone rung off the hook?

      It was reported at ZERO touching. Obviously one is not allowed to kick some one in the groin. There would never have to be a special letter for that sent home to parents as such conduct would have been against school policy.

    14. Dolf on April 1st, 2009 2:41 am

      dodgeball rocks!!

    15. iworms on April 1st, 2009 12:18 pm

      Headline: Student Tripped and Fell, Friend Gave Hand, Both Got Expelled.

      Hitler doesn’t seem so bad anymore, does he?

    16. HOPE on April 2nd, 2009 12:04 am

      Reminds me of this, which is about the same
      as your thoughts, iworms.


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