Maryland has become ground zero for school stupidity. Hot on the heels of issuing suspensions to a second-grader for chewing his pop-tart into the shape of something resembling a gun and a six-year-old for pointing his finger and saying "pow", officials at St. Mary's County Public Schools have issued a new set of rules:
Hugging and homemade food in public elementary schools for anyone except a parent’s own children are banned.
Parents must also register to enter the playground and they can’t push anyone except their own kids on the swings.
The distribution of birthday invitations on school grounds is also now verboten.
It's For The Children™.