POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:50pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Hugs are now off limits at one New Jersey middle school.
The district says Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement that students were in a "no hugging school" following some "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions."
School Superintendent David Healy says the district has the responsibility to teach children about appropriate interactions.
The superintendent says despite the rule, students who hug will not be suspended.
The superintendent says he believes the principal acted responsibly.