WATER COOLER TALK: This high school student was suspended for ONE YEAR after he HUGGED his teacher and she complained about it.
Sam McNair is a senior completing for a lacrosse scholarship, but now those efforts are in limbo because the teacher he hugged felt threatened.
A school hearing officer found Sam McNair (pictured) to be in violation of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ sexual harassment policy. As a result, he received a one-year suspension last week.
Per a discipline report, the teacher alleges the teen’s cheeks and lips made contact with the back of her neck and cheek. She also said she’d warned McNair that hugs were not appropriate.
While McNair does have previous suspensions and a discipline record, none of them have involved sexual harassment. He says he was only trying to help the teacher’s day. Do you feel McNair should have been suspended for ONE YEAR!
See the hug here:
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