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NJ Middle School: No Hugs Allowed

Kids: We could get detention
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2012 2:07 PM CDT
NJ Middle School: No Hugs Allowed
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.

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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. (Read more hugging stories.)

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