No Holding Hands At Pompano High School

Posted: May 18, 2011 in US News

CBS Miami
May 18, 2011

POMPANO BEACH (CBS4) – Walking the hallways of many high schools across South Florida and it’s common to see high school kids holding hands whether it’s girls who are friends, or a couple who’s dating.

But at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, it’s against the rules. Two girls who are dating found out when they said the principal threatened to suspend them.

“Her and her friend was holding hands and that the principal approached them from behind and removed their hands from being touched,” said the mother of one of the teens. She does not want to be identified.

Her daughter is a junior with a 3.5 grade point average…who happens to date a girl.

“I felt like she was being discriminated against because it was two girls holding hands,” she said.

Her daughter sent an e-mail, complaining to the school board. She got a response from the area superintendent in an e-mail obtained by the South Florida Times.

The superintendent said the rule is the rule – and applies to everyone. She told CBS4’s Ted Scouten it’s still under investigation.

“What they’re saying is that it’s not applied to other students at school if it’s male/female,” said Scouten.

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