The 13-year-old seventh grader was taken to the principal’s office where he presumably was reprimanded. School officials explain the policy is designed to keep crowded hallways and lunchrooms safe, but the child’s parents think it’s ridiculous and are lobbying the school to modify its rule.
Many schools already prohibit a teacher from hugging a child, including a young child who skins his or her knee and needs comforting. Pedophiles, you know.
Hardly a day goes by when I am not amazed at the number of especially Christian parents who continue to place their children in harm’s way – not because of physical touch, but from having their brains and souls touched by the secular establishment.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.