Monday, June 18, 2007

This Week in Crazy

At Kilmer Middle School in Vienna, Virginia, order must be preserved at all costs! That's why Principal Deborah Hernandez has seen fit to ban all forms of physical contact. Aside from the obvious--fistfights, PDA, wedgies--the ban also includes handshakes, hugs, and high fives. One young man, Hal Beaulieu, was recently sent to the school office when he was spotted putting his arm around a girlfriend--even though, by all accounts, the girl was hardly offended. So Hal took his tale of injustice straight to the Washington Post. Click here for the full story.


Blogger theatre said...

STOOPID, come on the guy is a total nut job, it's human nature to touch in response to feeling and comunication, banning human touch is ridiclous it's like banning breathing , and i really hope he dosn't have any blind or disabled students.

9:25 PM  
Blogger theatre said...

stories like this remind me of that x-men character, Rogue or something, who couldn't be touched because she sucked away peoples life force or energy, this puts people in her position, wierd.
I read the article and i swear in school suspensicion because of leaving an assigned table to show minor affection? wow, maybe the guys jealous or just a freaked controling ego maniac with his own issues on seeing people touch, i don't buy his spew about "teens need boundaries" yeah we do, but they also preach about never understanding why we are so lacking in the field of comunication. did they ever think maybe it had to do with the fact that they're shutting it down? Yeah, yeah i'll give them there case on PDA but hey ever wonder why your teenage daughter has such a low self-esteem? would it have anything to do with the fact that she might be feeling rejected or forgotten among here peers?? or how about never being accepted by guys or lets put in to the action this stupid ban, what if, just what if,someone had begun to show intrest and the school board shut them down??? I'm not talking about making out or holding hands in every single class, but a hug showing that someone outside of your family cares for you isn't a bad thing for the self conscience of a teenage girl. it's amazing the heart to hearts that happen in the girls bathroom and lunch table, a girl fails a test, girl gets acussed of spredding false rumors, etc. verbal cat fights are more common then physical ones. i might copy this comment into a full lenght post so sorry for the lenght...

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That principal is a nutcase.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

I love your passion, theatre. The world needs more people with a sense of outrage.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Bohae said...

I think my thoughts have been spoken for me in the comments page... that rule was just way WAY too much.

5:26 PM  

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