It seems that one has to be careful in Fairfax County. As a student, you could have a black mark on your school record for shaking hands. Yes… seriously – things like shaking hands are banned:
“VIENNA — A rule against physical contact at a Fairfax County middle school is so strict that students can be sent to the principal’s office for hugging, holding hands or even high-fiving.
Unlike some schools in the Washington, D.C., area, which ban fighting or inappropriate touching, Kilmer Middle School in Vienna bans all touching…”
What are we trying to teach these children? And what does this say about us, as a modern day culture in the twenty first century? – It just seems a bit sad that this is an issue at all.
[tags]schools, touching, ban, security, children[/tags]