Hugging leads to sex

Don't touch her in her naughty place.

Parents of a kindergarten student in Maynard are outraged that their daughter and her classmate were disciplined for hugging each other on the playground.

Michael Marino and Brenda Brier told WCVB-TV that their 5-year-old daughter, Savannah, who attends Greenwood Elementary School, was forced to write a letter, complete with teacher corrections, claiming she didn’t like the hug.

“I touched Sophie because she touched me,” Savannah wrote. “I didn’t like it when she hugged me.”

Brier said her daughter was “sad” that her classmate was disciplined for comforting her after a fall on the playground.

“When kids are being affectionate, they should not be disciplined or have to say the opposite or that they don’t like hugging,” Marino said.

The superintendant of Maynard schools, Dr. Mark Masterson, said in a statement that a teacher’s aide told a teacher one student lifted the other off the ground and gave her a bear hug.

After a meeting with school officials yesterday, Brier and Marino pulled their daughter from school. They said they want an official apology and are considering transferring Savannah to another school.

The worst part of this is that this time it wasn't even the parents overreacting. The parents of the "huggee" are pissed that their daughter was forced to write a letter saying she didn't like being hugged. Why would the school take action like this without talking to both the parents?

It's times like this that make me think about homeschooling my spawn, even though I know how crazy homeschooled kids can be.

2 Thoughts:

Blogger Beth said...

I may be crazy, but at least I got to hug people.

4/07/2006 5:12 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

True. Hugs from crazy people are the best. :)

4/07/2006 5:31 PM  



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