No more “High Fives”

From World Magazine (December)

Peterborough, Ontario.  Something is missing from the morning routine of schoolchildren in Peterborough.  It is a high-five from a friendly crossing guard.  City officials informed the city’s crossing guards that they could no longer make any physical contact with students crossing streets.

Officials specifically told the crossing guards, who used high-fives to exchange pleasantries with children quickly, to end the practice.  City officials say the move was made to protect student safety.

My thoughts on this:  A little too much Government!