A middle school in New Jersey has come under fire for banning hugging among students.
According to a CBS New York report, Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement last week following "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions" reminding students that Matawan-Aberdeen was a "no hugging school."
Students say they risk detention if caught embracing.
School Superintendent David Healy commended Blackmore for acting responsibly, saying the students needed to learn about "appropriate interactions." Still, he said the announcement was being blown out of proportion and students caught hugging would not be suspended.
"It’s stupid, I’ve never heard of such a thing," said one parent. "Why can’t you hug? That’s how we grew up, with affection."
Seriously, what's next? Banning best friends? Oh, wait.