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11-07-2007, 10:17 PM
Ill. student gets detention for hugging

Tue Nov 6, 5:56 PM ET

MASCOUTAH, Ill. - Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter. The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friends Friday.
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"I feel it is crazy," said Megan, who was to serve her second detention Tuesday after classes at Mascoutah Middle School.
"I was just giving them a hug goodbye for the weekend," she said.
Megan's mother, Melissa Coulter, said the embraces weren't even real hugs just an arm around the shoulder and slight squeeze.
"It's hilarious to the point of ridicule," Coulter said. "I'm still dumbfounded that she's having to do this."
District Superintendent Sam McGowen said that he thinks the penalty is fair and that administrators in the school east of St. Louis were following policy in the student handbook.
It states: "Displays of affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in poor taste, reflects poor judgment, and brings discredit to the school and to the persons involved."
Coulter said she and her husband told their daughter to go ahead and serve her detentions because the only other option was a day of suspension for each skipped detention.
"We don't agree with it, but I certainly don't want her to get in more trouble," Coulter said.
The couple plan to attend the next school board meeting to ask board members to consider rewording the policy or be more specific in what is considered a display of affection.
"I'm just hoping the school board will open their eyes and just realize that maybe they shouldn't be punishing us for hugs," Megan said.

11-07-2007, 10:32 PM
Wow.........just Fuckin Wow.....

11-07-2007, 10:42 PM
huggah ?!?! you gonna go to jail son.

Prolifical ENG
11-07-2007, 10:45 PM
elementary school officials have always made retarded decisions and rules but this one is making me lmao.

those types of officials are always trying to teach children about rules and always excessively "taking the rules too seriously".

I remember always getting in trouble for stupid shit that made no sense in elementary school but not to this extreme.

11-08-2007, 04:24 AM

11-08-2007, 05:48 PM
"reflects poor judgment"

in other words, don't hug people stupid.

netscape check two
11-09-2007, 01:40 AM
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11-09-2007, 01:44 AM
Mofuckas would've had a heart attack at what the kids in my elementary school was doing. 8th grade kids was carrying ox's to school and they caught a kid with his dads 38 on em, fuck hugging. Shit is rediculous.

netscape check two
11-09-2007, 03:17 PM

11-09-2007, 04:44 PM