Student Suspended For A Year For Hugging A Teacher

Source:  Jeff Chirico / CBS Atlanta

DULUTH, GA – A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won’t graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.

Sam McNair, 17, was suspended last week when a school hearing officer found he violated the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ rules on sexual harassment.

“Something so innocent can be perceived as something totally opposite,” said McNair.

A video of the hug, captured by a surveillance camera, shows McNair enter a room, place his arms around the back and front of the teacher and tuck his head behind her neck.

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