Brooklyn School Bans Hugging

Fri, April 27, 2012 10:23am EST by 2 Comments
School Bans Hugging

A Brooklyn charter school will not tolerate hugging of any kind! Find out why they banned the affectionate embrace!

The head of the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Windsor Terrace banned hugging among its 300 students in grades 6 to 8 not because the school is anti-affection, but pro-punctuality. 

“We have a ‘get to class on time’ policy,” Dan Rubenstein, executive director of the school, told NY Daily News. “It’s one of the reasons why we’re among the most successful public middle schools in New York.”

The middle school students are not too fond of the decision.

“The main reason it’s annoying is it just feels like they’re trying to control us so much,” eighth-grader Sirce Skaife said.

In addition to the hugging ban — students are not allowed to snack or go to the restrooms during the three-minute break between classes.

Their decision is humorous — sorry kids!

HollyMoms, do you think hugging at school hinders your children’s punctuality?

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Posted at 2:30 AM on April 28, 2012  

Okay, they banned hugging at my middle school, but the reason for that wasn’t because of boys and girls hugging, but because it was girls hugging other girls!

“Oh my gosh! I haven’t seen you in a whole forty minutes!” HUG!

“Oh my gosh! I got an A on my biology report!” HUG!

“Oh my gosh! Billy just told me that Anna told him that Jessie told her that Frankie told her that Jimmy told him that Adam just asked out Debbie!” HUG!

It was annoying and it WAS causing attendance issues.

The snacking and bathroom thing though. That’s messed up…

Especially the bathroom.

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Posted at 7:28 PM on April 27, 2012  

at a school bristow middle in brentwood they r not allowed to hug but no snacks seriously and no bathroom they r goin to get suied we get four minutes and we barly make it because we have a huge campus our quads r super big i have to walk from room 1 to rm 47 i barly make it by the way i go to adams middle school

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