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Banned hugs, stacked cups and felonies

By asoglin
Friday, November 9th, 2007 at 4:14 pm in Schools.

School signWhat an oddball week – banned hugs, stacked cups, felonies and taxes. Here’s the latest: Anti-hugging sentiment continues to spread among school administrators nationwide. A Texas school was the latest to ban embraces, because it makes kids tardy. Hello?

Seems cup-stacking is the newest extreme sport. Kids at San Ramon’s Windemere Ranch Middle School joined the World Sport Stacking Association’s second annual STACK UP, a speed contest that involves stacking specially-made plastic cups into structures of different sizes and shapes.

In other news…


A former Antioch teen is in the movie “Beowulf,” the Lafayette School District passed its new $313 parcel tax with 73 percent of the vote, Mt. Diablo schools are contemplating budget cuts after the board decided not to try for a parcel tax, and the baseball coach at College Park High is out.

Hmm, what else? Ah, news from the police logs: A former Pinole school security officer, age 27, was arrested for seducing a 14-year-old student in the backseat of his Buick, and conducting a summer-long affair with her. The alleged scumbag lives with his long-time girlfriend, who is the mother of his child. By the way, this is the second such case in West County in a year – last November, prosecutors charged a 22-year-old De Anza High security staffer with having sex with a 14-year-old student.

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- Jackie Burrell

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