After a student got kicked in the groin and had to be treated at a hospital, Catherine Williams, principal of East Shore Middle School in Milford, Connecticut, laid down the law, banning not just testicular assault but hugs, back slaps, high-fives, handshakes, and taps on the shoulder. In fact, "to keep all students safe in the learning environment," physical contact of any kind is now prohibited at Williams' school, on pain of "parent conferences, detention, suspension and/or a request for expulsion from school." This is the same black-and-white thinking that says Advil should be barred from school, with contraband ibuprofen rooted out through strip searches if necessary, lest students get hooked on heroin.
More Reason coverage of "zero tolerance" idiocy here.
[via The Freedom Files]