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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio There's been a lot of national attention on schools that ban hugging between students, but many parents and students at a Murray school say they like the school's rule.
In just about any junior high or middle school right now you'd probably see kids hugging each other all over the hallways. But at Hillcrest Junior High, they are harder to find. "We still have kids that probably go about doing it, and we have to constantly remind them not to do it, to keep hands, feet and objects to themselves," explained Principal David Dunn.
Dunn says the rule is strictly enforced. He says this sets limits and boundaries for the students. "It's a safety issue," he said.
Dunn says one time gets a warning, the third time means in-school suspension, and in extreme cases out-of-school suspension. He says parents also are on board.