14-year-old Nick Martinez was suspended for hugging a classmate, WKGM reported (via HuffingtonPost). Martinez is a student at Southwest Middle School in Palm Bay, FL, which has a strict zero-tolerance policy on public displays of affection, even platonic hugging. When Martinez was spotted by the school's principal hugging his female best friend, both students received a one day in-school suspension."Honestly, I didn't know because I didn't think hugging was a bad thing," Martinez told WKMG...Read Full Story
Southwest Middle School is a middle school in Palm Bay, FL. It gained national attention for suspending a student for hugging his friend.