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Student suspended for sexual harrassment after hugging teacher

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By, Kelly Wallace (CNN)

To Sam McNair, a 17-year-old high school senior in Duluth, Georgia, it was an innocent hug.

“You never know what someone’s going through,” McNair told CNN affiliate WGCL in Atlanta. “A hug might help.”

It didn’t in this case because after McNair hugged a teacher, he ended up with a year-long suspension from Duluth High School, putting his college plans in jeopardy.

“He’s a senior; he plays football. He was getting ready for lacrosse season, and you are stripping him of the opportunity to even get a full scholarship for athletics for college,” April McNair, Sam’s mother, told WGCL.

The elder McNair, who says she and her son call themselves huggers, said she was dumbfounded to learn of her son’s suspension after hugging a teacher.

Surveillance video captures the hug in question, showing Sam placing his arms around the teacher and giving her a hug. The teacher then pushes him away.

According to a discipline report obtained by WGCL, the teacher said Sam’s lips and cheeks touched her neck and that she had warned Sam about hugging in the past.

Asked if he kissed the teacher, Sam told the television reporter he did not. He said he has hugged teachers many times before, including this teacher, and has never been warned.

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4 Comments to “Student suspended for sexual harrassment after hugging teacher”

    Amy said:
    December 19, 2013 at 4:16 AM

    When can we start expelling teachers and school board members?? With today’s rules I would’ve been expelled in first grade and locked up for having a hunting rifle in my trunk on school property.

      Joe said:
      December 19, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      You can't expel teachers because of the iron grip of the unions. You can, however, vote out school board members. Since these weenies run on both sides of the ticket, it is almost impossible to get rid of them. Until this archaic commonwealth comes up to the 21st century and stops this, you and I are stuck with them.

      veb said:
      December 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      I do not have this problem in my daughter's school. In fact when my grandmother died last year, the teacher and some of the students gave my daughter hugs. I thought it was wonderful and was very thankful for their support for her. But that is the difference between public have to be politically correct all the time schools and private where good sense is used over strict, unrealistic rules.

    lazrus444 said:
    December 19, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    What's this world coming to? Morons as faculty and a legal system that will support the school district.

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