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July 24, 2007
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Bomb Threats, Riots, Teen Makeouts

The NYC Department of Education recently reworked some of its disciplinary policies, cracking down on “inappropriate” sexual behavior (which includes consensual make out sessions — provided they qualify as “heavy” making out). Formerly a Level 3 infraction (Seriously Disruptive Behavior), inappropriate sexual behavior now qualifies as Level 4 (Dangerous or Violent Behavior), which puts it in the same class as bomb threats, causing a riot, and carrying drugs.

While we can certainly sympathize with the DOE’s anti-make out stance (school is for learning! Everywhere else is for making out!), and while we do appreciate the attempts to eliminate sexual harassment, we’re not totally on board with the ban on in school making out.

Seriously: isn’t half the point of high school running off to the boiler room to make out with Jordan Catalano? Without in school make outs, how will teens fuel the drama that is so essential to their daily lives (an increase in nasty MySpace comments, perhaps?)?

Um, also: a heavy make out session as dangerous and violent as a bomb threat? That must be some make out session (are the teens into the BDSM these days?).

[Via Gothamist]

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  • koipond says :

    I’d like to wish that this was a joke. It falls right up there with, “if we threaten them enough they’ll stop” thinking that doesn’t work in schools.

    How do you police that? “You! Put that tongue back in your mouth now! Don’t you know that’s like carrying a bomb around school!?”

    Yeah, just not seeing it.

  • Becareful Making Out in N… says :

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