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Aeron
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« on: March 29, 2009, 07:23:48 EDT »

Seriously...

Connecticut School Bans Physical Contact

East Shore M.S. Outlaws "High-Fives," "Hugging" And Horseplay Of Any Kind; Violators May Face Expulsion
MILFORD, Conn. (CBS) ―

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.

"Observed behaviors of concern recently exhibited include kicking others in the groin area, grabbing and touching of others in personal areas, hugging and horseplay. Physical contact is prohibited to keep all students safe in the learning environment," Williams wrote.

Students and parents are outraged. They said the new policy means no high-fives and hugs, as well as horseplay of any kind. The consequences could be dire, Williams warned in the letter.

"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.

"Now it's almost as if it's a sanitized school. Where you have to keep your distance from everybody? And that's not what school is about," one father said.

"What if they are out on the playground at recess, or in gym class?" parent Kathy Casey wondered. "You know, gym class is physical."

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 10:23:08 EDT »

I would get expelled SOOOO hard.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 12:17:32 EDT »

You vote for democrats you takes your chances.

Seriously, who didn't see something like this coming in the states, it's the natural outgrowth of a legalistic victim-idolizing culture.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 14:01:43 EDT »

Seriously, who didn't see something like this coming in the states, it's the natural outgrowth of a legalistic victim-idolizing culture.

It's just another school principal on a power trip. For some reason, they seem to think they're good almighty on school premises.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 14:23:48 EDT »

That's because one can no longer kick the shit out of an authority figure for pissing you off.

I really believe that every 3 years a card should be issued allowing someone to punch someone else once.  It would increase fitness, and if we limited people to being punched once every month it would lead to no mortality (orvirtually no) and would really put an end to this kind of nonsense.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 19:36:10 EDT »

I really like that line of thinking. People have gone way too soft in recent decades.

If Spain wasnt such a shithole i just might move there. They seem to be on the opposite end of the "sue anything that moves, just because" spectrum.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 01:00:36 EDT »

*crosses fingers*

Spain may pull this one out.

Unlike many countries which are going to try to keep the status quo going through all this, I suspect that Spain is going to have to nuke and pave so it may be able to clear out some of the long-standing deadwood and get itself up and fixed with a solid base as opposed to a wobbly gum-and-prayer system that breaks every 5-15 years.

The Spainish have proven to be very willing to shift paradigms in the past, so maybe they will pull it off.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 08:41:07 EDT »

I really like that line of thinking. People have gone way too soft in recent decades.

If Spain wasnt such a shithole i just might move there. They seem to be on the opposite end of the "sue anything that moves, just because" spectrum.
I think Spain is quite nice.  It has an abundance of crazy about it, rather like Ireland.

I think Heq has a point though.  It's not a place you want to be at present, unless you like seething discontent and want to be involved in some riots.
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