NJ Middle School: No Hugs Allowed Kids: We could get detention By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Mar 23, 2012 2:07 PM CDT 17 comments Comments A New Jersey middle school has barred students from hugging. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – At one New Jersey middle school, hugs must wait until after the bell rings, Fox News reports. Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School's principal has labeled it a "no hugging school," with the superintendent citing "incidents of unsuitable physical interactions." Students who do embrace won't be suspended, but kids say they could get detentions. Parents got robocalls explaining the decision after the announcement, prompting some annoyance they weren't told beforehand. But some parents support the move. "There was probably some inappropriate physical contact going on," says one.