- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
School Bans Touching to Prevent Swine Flu
Posted By admin On September 1, 2009 @ 9:57 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
STEPHANIE BARISH and CHRIS GLORIOSO
Tuesday, Sept 1, 2009
GLEN COVE, N.Y. (WPIX) – With the fear of swine flu cases mounting as children prepare to head back to classrooms, one school on Long Island is taking steps to limit exposure to the potentially deadly virus.
Laurence Aronstein, the superintendent of the Glen Cove school district, said all skin-on-skin contact will be discouraged. That means no more handshakes, high fives, or hugs until otherwise noted.
The policy – which is unorthodox in nature and could be extremely difficult to implement – will be enforced when students return to school next week. The precautionary measure includes all students – including kindergartners and high school seniors.
While most parents and students said they appreciate the steps the school is taking, many are worried that it’s not enough to prevent the virus from spreading.
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/school-bans-touching-to-prevent-swine-flu.html
URLs in this post:
 wpix.com: http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-long-island-school-swine-flu,0,7573787.story
 Image: http://prisonplanet.tv/signup.html
 Public school bans students from bringing lunches from home, forces them to eat cafeteria food: http://www.prisonplanet.com/public-school-bans-students-from-bringing-lunches-from-home-forces-them-to-eat-cafeteria-food.html
 Police prevent teen high school massacre: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-prevent-teen-high-school-massacre.html
 Swine Flu Fears at a Private School in Queens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swine-flu-fears-at-a-private-school-in-queens.html
 Belvidere School District adopts random drug testing for middle school students: http://www.prisonplanet.com/belvidere-school-district-adopts-random-drug-testing-for-middle-school-students.html
 School bans children from putting up their hands in class – and tells pupils to do a ‘Fonz’ thumbs up instead: http://www.prisonplanet.com/school-bans-children-from-putting-up-their-hands-in-class-and-tells-pupils-to-do-a-fonz-thumbs-up-instead.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.