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    Girl gets detention for hugging friends
    11/06/2007

    Mascoutah, IL — A 13-year-old junior high school student was given two days of detention after school officials spotted her hugging friends after school last Friday.

    Megan Coulter, an eighth-grade student at Mascoutah Middle School, was hugging her friends goodbye after school Friday when vice principal, Randy Blakely, saw her and told her she would receive two after-school detentions.

    Blakely had previously warned Coulter that she was in violation of the school's policy on public displays of affection after she was seen hugging a student at a football game.

    The school's policy says that “displays of affection should not occur on the campus at any time.”

    Coulter's mother, Melissa Coulter, says she has requested to speak with the School Board at its next meeting, and is mystified about the punishment leveled at her daughter.

    Mascoutah Superintendent Sam McGowen said today that the district's policy helps prevent misunderstandings and unwelcome expressions of affection.

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    MASCOUTAH, Ill. - Two hugs equals two days of detention for 13-year-old Megan Coulter.

    The eighth-grader was punished for violating a school policy banning public displays of affection when she hugged two friends Friday.

    “I feel it is crazy,” said Megan, who was to serve her second detention Tuesday after classes at Mascoutah Middle School.

    “I was just giving them a hug goodbye for the weekend,” she said.

    Megan’s mother, Melissa Coulter, said the embraces weren’t even real hugs — just an arm around the shoulder and slight squeeze.

    “It’s hilarious to the point of ridicule,” Coulter said. “I’m still dumbfounded that she’s having to do this.”

    District Superintendent Sam McGowen said that he thinks the penalty is fair and that administrators in the school east of St. Louis were following policy in the student handbook.

    It states: “Displays of affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in poor taste, reflects poor judgment, and brings discredit to the school and to the persons involved.”

    Parents urge change in policy
    Coulter said she and her husband told their daughter to go ahead and serve her detentions
    because the only other option was a day of suspension for each skipped detention.

    “We don’t agree with it, but I certainly don’t want her to get in more trouble,” Coulter said.

    The couple plan to attend the next school board meeting to ask board members to consider rewording the policy or be more specific in what is considered a display of affection.

    “I’m just hoping the school board will open their eyes and just realize that maybe they shouldn’t be punishing us for hugs,” Megan said.
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    People are becoming way to anal......
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    if this is what society is becoming, someone please shoot me in the head.

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    and then once they are so bottled/coddled up, they go eventually go nuts and.... go to the opposite extreme...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    People are becoming way to anal......
    That would get a kid at least a month.
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    It states: “Displays of affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in poor taste, reflects poor judgment, and brings discredit to the school and to the persons involved.”

    I had to read that three times before I could actually believe my eyes. You would think that something like this would be encouraged, what with the world of hate we live in.

    "poor taste".....when did showing someone you care become poor taste?
    "poor judgement" ..........what? Her friends are somehow not worthy?
    "brings discredit"?........No mate, you just did that all by yourself.

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    Utterly rediculous.. not a chance in hell my kid would be doing those detentions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    People are becoming way to anal......
    I think the school officials are just worried that the hugs would lead to that...
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    Yet another reason to consider private school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDBoy View Post
    Yet another reason to consider private school.
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    People really have lost their f*cking minds.

    Next you won't be able to smile, because someone might take that as flirting. Pretty soon, it will look like the kids from "The Wall."

    I mean, gosh, what's worse, a kid hugging another kid or bringing national attention to your bass ackwards school policy making everyone look like dumb hicks?

    They apparently went with hugging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I think the school officials are just worried that the hugs would lead to that...



    Every time I think I've seen or heard it all we get more ridiculous stories like this. How is it that the decision makers are always the most uptight, stick-up-the-ass morons? F'n brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down In Flames View Post
    That would get a kid at least a month.
    Dammit! You beat me to it. That was the first thing that came to my mind too. You sicko!!!
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