Patrick Abbazia attends his class bound in blue duct tape. He's not doing it just to be weird - instead, he's protesting a strange policy of the East Shore Middle School in Milford Connecticut: a "no-touching' policy that bans physical contact between students!
"Going down the halls it is so cramped that it is hard not to touch anyone," Amanda Bollano said. "But if it is accidental, they won't do anything. If it is intentional, you might get detention."
Patrick Abbazia said that he and his friends like to give each other "knuckles" and to high-five, and that to ban those actions -- when fighting is the problem -- doesn't seem right.
"My mom says it's not good for a person to go all day without touching,'' the eighth-grader said.
(Photo: B.K. Angeletti / Connecticut Post)