Principal Allison Couch sent an e-mail to West Sylvan Middle School parents earlier this month informing them of the new rule.
She said some students complained they felt uncomfortable or were touched inappropriately while being hugged. The excessive hugging also made students late for class and, in the most extreme case, girls would hug boys in an attempt to arouse them, the principal said.
Praise Maddow, this should be taken all the way to the federal level if we want our children to be safe from arousal. I am outraged the state run re-education camps took so long to ban such a dangerous act of aggression.