Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.
Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she said.
Originally posted by YoBrandonRaps
I saw on TV last night that one of the best reasons to get rid of tag was because of the kids who were "it" and could never tag anyone else. They said it led to crippling emotional problems and scars nobody could ever see. Any thoughts?
Originally posted by Kruel
It's not the school's fault. They just don't want to get sued.
Reminds me of how some old friends were out of state, a kid climbed the fence to go in their backyard and play on the playground equipment... the kid broke his arm and his parents sued (and won). Bloody ridiculous!
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I think that post was very relevant and it illustrates very well how idiotic the school systems have become. The principal should have been fired for making that frivolous CPS referral, since he knew full well what the circumstances were and the intent of the note. I would think that a lawsuit against the school board would help to put his priorities in order.