Maryland School District: No Hugging

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The Saint Mary’s County Public Schools district in Maryland is planning to limit hugging at elementary schools.

Administrators say the ban is in the name of safety. Visitors may not hug children while on campus.

“The idea of being on a playground and having a stranger come up and hug your children makes some parents very uncomfortable,” Trisha Post, the area PTA president, told WJLA News in Washington, D.C.

Another rule bans parents from bringing homemade snacks to class, because some students have food allergies.

None of the rules have been set in place yet, as the district still has to review them.

If the district votes in their favor, the rules will be enacted before the end of the school year.

WJLA contributed to this report.


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