Australian Schoolgirl Given Detention For Hugging Her Friend
"A school in WA's South West has gained national attention after a Year 6 student was given detention for hugging her friend goodbye.
Amber Ablett, a student at Adam Road Primary School in Bunbury received the punishment because the school had a no-hugging policy in place.
Mother Heidi Rome said she was dumbfounded by the decision to reprimand her daughter's actions which saw her receive a recess detention."
Does New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg moonlight as principal down under? Unfortunately politically-correct tomfoolery isn't a problem only in America; there are anally-retentive individuals all over the world.
To give a 10-year-old student detention for hugging her friend boggles the mind. The school is giving the impression that displaying affection is wrong; what this world needs is love, sweet love.
The principal said the no-hugging policy was imposed after bruises resulted from overenthusiastic hugs. Say what? Even knocking boots rarely results in bruises; I hope the principal shares whatever she's been smoking with me.
If a child is given detention for hugging, what will you do to a kid who punches a classmate? A couple of years in juvenile detention?
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