What is Left to Ban in Schools?

By Elaine Briseno

Students of  Mascoutah Middle School are forbidden to hug, or show public affection to each other. 13-year-old Megan Coulter was given two days of detention for giving hugs to her friends while saying goodbye for the weekend.

In the Mascoutah Middle School student handbook it states: “Displays of affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in poor taste, reflects poor judgment, and brings discredit to the school and to the persons involved.”

Across the U.S., new and stricter rules are encroaching on the rights of students.

 New York Education Department,  in order to limit the unhealthy food consumed by children on school campuses, banned most bake sales. A major problem with this ban is that these bake sales are a high profit for fundraisers.

During the cold winters girls usually pull out their sheepskin boots to keep their feet warm, but in some schools, that is highly  unacceptable. Who would have known that the reason for this ban, was because of your cell phone? Pottstown Middle School requires students to leave their cozy boots at the door. Those who wear boots to school have to change into sneakers or other lace-up, tight shoes before entering classes. Students who wear Uggs are known for carrying items in their boots that are prohibited in school.

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