An Orlando-area school has a strict no public display of affection policy and suspended 14-year old Nick Martinez for giving his female friend a quick hug in between class. Palm Bay Southwest Middle School explained that the parents themselves voted in the policy, which includes many physical acts, to discourage any intimacy between students and were not going to discriminate on its application. The principal suspended both Martinez and his friend.
Martinez said other students hug all the time. Why single him out? His mom plans to ask the school to reconsider the policy. I don’t want to play the race card but I’m gonna be pissed off if the school decided to apply this ruling because Martinez hugged a blonde girl. A la discouraging certain people from hugging or err getting into certain types for relationships some Teachers or the principal don’t approve. Grrrrr. In the meantime, to calm all of us down, let’s watch the video for Dave Matthew’s Band, Everyday. Aaaaah. I feel better already.