Is It Ok For Schools To Ban Dating?

This week, fifth graders at one elementary school were banned from dating. The district says broken hearts were causing distractions. The teachers wrote in a letter to parents that fifth graders become interested and develop crushes and hearts can get broken quickly and that the kids are “breaking up within days of each other.” that, the teachers say, leads to many broken hearts which carries over into the classroom.

Tonight the district in Indiana has said the wording of the letter sent to parents “misrepresented the intention of the teachers.”

Is it right for schools to ban dating?