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That sucks? Or do you mean the GF sucks? Perhaps you know more about the 'public display of affection' than you're letting on...

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35 - Yep. At my high school a quick shoulder hug between friends was PDA. The high school I worked at last year, we were just happy if the kids weren't having sex in the halls.

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Ya exactly OP it might not be as bad as you think she might've just gave someone a friendly hug and someone must've narced on the PDA police or something lol :p

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48-My middle school doesn't care. The principle and assistant principle see it every day but don't do anything. Kissing and making out is pda at middle schools

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I graduated in 94. Zero tolerance already reared its ugly head then. Hand holding, hugs and other ridiculous things were PDAs that brought detention and suspension with them. Zero tolerance means zero common sense. And I guess their policy worked well since there were only about a dozen girls knocked up in my graduating class of 100. Op, get the story first, then make your decision based on it. It's be a shame if it were something innocent and it blew up more then it already has.

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12 out of 100 means it worked well? What would be the average number of pregnant girls if it hadn't worked at all? o_O

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I got a pda warning for hugging my best friend. Maybe it was a hug, or a handshake mistaken as them holding hands. Some schools are extremely strict.

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72 - remember that laughter is the best medicine, so keep laughing to help your cough, then laugh some more when you cough.

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At my school, the first thing they taught us was that it was forbidden to have sex in class. So I guess out of class is just frowned upon.

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Exactly, 68. Holding hands was PDA back in my high school. It doesn't necessarily mean she was making out with guy or anything. I know just to fuck with the teachers my buddy and I would skip down the hall holding hands. Some of them got a kick out of it while others just glared at us haha.

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Yeah, it probably is. That's also a pretty stupid way to get caught cheating. Some people can't just wait until school is over to see their boyfriend/girlfriend?

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Or find out what happened PDA at a school could just be as simple as a hug I wouldn't jump to conclusions that fast.

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If the hug caused a PDA violation that is one hell of a hug the gf has with people. Not sure I'd be comfortable with that.

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depends on the school's version of PDA. How strict is the school with the rules? is she completely straight and got caught hugging or holding hands with a female friend? I need more details before saying it is time to move on and say theyre a cheater.

what exactly is public display of affection? a kiss on the cheek or making out or holding hands? because i can understand that teachers don't want students to make out, but holding hands can't be that big of a deal, can it?

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It's usually passionate kissing/making out. At my school they don't care if they kiss the other before class and at buses, but if they get crazy they'll get into trouble.

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I teach and my old school's reasoning behind listing hand holding and hugging as PDA is that sometimes the receiver is uncomfortable with this but lacks the courage to say "no". If you make it a blanket rule for everyone, it protects those that can't protect themselves.

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Humans are supposed to have physical contact, we go insane without it. I find banning holding hands somewhat draconian.

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I was an aid in lower grades and my reason for no hugging is that it spreads head lice. lol I would hope that doesn't apply to high schools.

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At my school we couldn't even high five. They actually gave us a seminar on how to correctly give air high fives and air hugs.

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Yeah it happens, but little children don't care that they're spreading bugs around. In high school I assume that if one had head lice one would stay home and clear the problem up on their own without me having to call their parents.

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In elementary school, my crush and I got suspended for PDA for having a pretend wedding at recess. We didn't kiss or even hold hands.

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PDA rules are pathetic and actually really odd. I definitely wont be sending my future kids to a school that is stupid and conservative and lifeless enough to have such a intruding policy.

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At my school they just wrapped us all in butcher's plastic. This one time, one girl's plastic touched another girl's plastic. They had to call in the decontamination squad, and run round the clock psychological assessments, lest all that plastic to plastic contact start encouraging the other students. It was bedlam. But - oh, sorry. That word is forbidden, because it has the word "bed" in it.

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"Today, my boyfriend from a different school dumped me because he heard I got detention for public displays of affection. I just hugged my female friend in the hallway between classes. FML"

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@8 Wow I feel sorry for you, thats a sad reflection on humanity isnt it. Back when I had the girlfriend in highschool we purposely showed alot of 'affection' in front of teachers faces purely out of spite for the stupid intolerant crap rule.

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#54, damn, I used to travel to Tulsa frequently and I don't remember a strip club called On Campus. I wish I had gone -- sounds hot!

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