A middle school in Connecticut has implemented a new rule banning any physical contact between students after a recent incident that sent a boy to the hospital with a groin injury. Parents received a letter outlining the new policy this week.
Catherine Williams, principal at East Shore Middle School, said violators may end up in "parent conferences, detention, suspension and/or a request for expulsion from school."
Angry parents say the zero tolerance rule includes handshakes, high-fives, and hugging. On Friday, students in the 8th grade showed up to school protesting the ban by wrapping themselves in blue duct tape.