A hug before school lands middle-school girl a trip to detention

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OVIEDO, FL – Hugs are pretty basic. It’s what friends and families do.

And sometimes guys who are really into their cars.

Yeah, but some schools want you to leave your hugs at home.

It was a hug before school that led to detention for eighth-grader Ella Fishbough who attends Jackson Heights Middle School in Oviedo, FL. That’s near Orlando.

The code of conduct for the Seminole County School District allows no inappropriate touching, and it leaves interpretation up to principals.

And the Jackson Middle School manual has a total ban on hugging.

"I do think about inappropriate touching and boys and girls of this age having feelings for one another, but that's not what we're dealing with here,” said her mother Kathy Fishbough.

The district gives detention after repeated offenses.

This was the second incident between Ella and the same boy.

She got a warning last month when the boy put his hand on her head.

The guy in arrow may be a super hero, but he better take care not to draw his bow anywhere near Our Lady of Lourdes in Cincinnatti, OH.

A six-year-old first-grader was playing power rangers at recess when he pretended to shoot someone with a bow and arrow.

Now, he’s suspended for three days.

"I can't stop him from having an imagination and I'm not going to stop him from having an imagination, children are supposed to pretend, said Martha Miele, the boy’s mother.

Other schools might cut some slack, but this one is apparently taking its rules religiously.


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