3. No Hugging In Florida!
So, when my 8-year-old son wanted to hug his coach after practice to thank him for a great job, I smiled. I thought it was cute. He then asked for a hand slap. Well, if you’re a Florida middle-schooler and you give a good female friend a quick hug in between classes, that’s a big no-no. The platonic exchange at the Southwest Middle School in Palm Bay violates their strict “no hugging policy.” Yes, they actually have a policy that is named, No Hugging. The policy is geared toward preventing harassment and keeping students focused on learning. Show of affection is equivalent to harassment? I’ve seen many harassments and fights in my day and it usually doesn’t begin with two angry dudes giving each other a quick hug before they throw down. Both violators were suspended for their hate crimes.