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Hug and kiss prohibition in Lower Austrian school

scheibbsThe sport elementary school in Scheibbs (Lower Austria) came into the Austrian medias today because of a “hug and kiss prohibition”.

Two 14-year-old girls were punished by teachers because they were hugging and kissing eachother hello.

The headmaster of the school gave the order to his teachers to observe the pupils for “not appropriated behaviors”. When a teacher saw the girls hugging and kissing hello in the morning, he set to execute the offence.

Now a public discussion occured in Austria if this is right or wrong. The president of the federal school council Adolf Stricker thinks that teachers have the right to demand certain rules of behaviour. The parents of the two girls disagree. “My daughter is in the puberty, and it’s anyhow already so difficult with her. I am not sure if this is the right way to deal with the difficulties”, says one mother.

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