By cmart_9 - 29/10/2013 04:24 - United States - Clayton
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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.
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.
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?
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.
I don’t think my High School had any official rules but there were definitely teachers that didn’t like PDA. There was one in particular (he was kind of an ass) that told my boyfriend and I a couple times “no one wants to see that”. The first time my boyfriend gave me a quick kiss before we went to class and the second time he HUGGED me, again before class. The second time he actually said to the teacher “I’m just hugging her!” Because that one was uncalled for (there were a few times we deserved it, that was not one of them)