March 15, 2017

California school bans TAG for being 'too rough'

StaffRebel Columnist

The age-old playground game of tag has been banned at Gold Ridge Elementary School for being 'too rough'.

School Principal David Frankel sent out a message on Friday saying “Students were instructed that physical contact including tag games, touch football, etc. were not allowed on the yard.”

Daniel Thigpen, the school district spokesman told KOVR “In this case, kids were getting too rough…so the school told them to stop playing those games… It’s not uncommon for a school to enact specific recess rules to address specific behavior problems.”

If a student breaks the new rule, they’ll receive a warning, then a referral and then a parent-teacher conference.

One parent told Fox News that her son now walks around talking to other students about video games instead of getting physical activity.

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commented 2017-03-17 02:37:16 -0400
Yeah.. and it “Never Rain In Southern California” either and then reality prevails, but evidently not for now at Gold Ridge Elementary… It seems that God really did tilt the map of the United States to the left and all the fruits and nuts rolled to the West Coast…
commented 2017-03-16 04:03:16 -0400
Is fun a thing of the past??
commented 2017-03-15 22:15:05 -0400
@d MARY…no actually “kick the can” is a bad idea because when the call of “OLY OLY OXENFREE” is cried out everybody will get out their prayer mats and stick their bums up in the air while facing Mecca….:-)
commented 2017-03-15 20:05:52 -0400
It is Kalifornia – land of snowflakes.

No respect.
commented 2017-03-15 20:05:51 -0400
It is Kalifornia – land of snowflakes.

No respect.
commented 2017-03-15 13:38:28 -0400
Next will be a ban on “kick the can” due to can-o-phobia, perceived hatred towards soup cans.
commented 2017-03-15 13:32:49 -0400
Probably because Muslim students use Clubs to Tag with.
commented 2017-03-15 13:27:37 -0400
Strange thing ban! I guess Red Rover is off the table as well…