BOSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - An elementary school in New Hampshire has banned the age-old schoolyard game of tag, saying students sometimes tag each other too forcefully.
"The other issue with tag is that students are running and not paying attention to where they are going," Patricia Beaulieu, principal of the Charlotte Avenue Elementary School in Nashua, said in a notice on the school's website.
The action, which followed several playground injuries attributed to the game, was criticized by some parents.
"Tag is one of the oldest playground games anywhere," Bill Chisholm, 43, told Nashua's Telegraph newspaper. "To ban tag is just ridiculous."
A school district in Port Washington, New York, this year banned children from using hard balls, like baseballs or soccer balls, during recess and has made it policy to distribute soft, spongy Nerf balls instead. (Writing by Richard Valdmanis)
So here is my response, it is only logical to now ban running and blockade all stairs as every single year there are hundreds of incidents of children tripping and falling down stairs. If the school building is more than one story taxpayers but vote for it's destruction and pay for new one story only buildings. Shoes must be inspected for the correct types so as to help prevent falls and a restriction on how many books a child may be carry at once in order to prevent shoulder or back injuries. All students must have hair lengths not exceeding two inches to avoid getting their hair caught in doors and windows and finally no dresses may be worn as it reveal leg portions turning innocent boys in to rapists.