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.