Every school year, there’s bound to be at least one “couple” at Stacey Middle School. But is this action necessary for an average student?
“I think it’s cool. Middle school is an age appropriate time to be dating someone,” said eighth grader, Seth Calderwood.
Students everywhere at Stacey have different perspectives around the topic. Many students seem to agree with the fact that they should be allowed to date, while others completely disagree. “If you want to, you can but just don’t show affection at school. I think it’s okay,” said Caleb Dochnal, another eighth grader. Most students seem to agree with Caleb’s opinion.
Seventh grader Anne Vo agrees, ”I think it’s fine but, like, it’s awkward when they’re hugging or kissing in front of other people. “
But couples beware. Many may not realize the consequences. Stacey Middle School Assistant Principal, Mrs. Scheiber, states.“So, basically we first go over the rules to make sure that they know the rules: no hand holding, no hugging, no kissing, because it’s just not appropriate in public. If it’s something more severe, like they’re kissing each other a lot, then I separate them for about a week in the morning and at lunch. I call home and I tell their parents, and usually it doesn’t happen anymore.”
Even so, the majority of students at Stacey seem to believe that being a couple is okay as long as there are limitations.