Parents and some children in a California town are not happy with a school’s decision to ban the age-old game of tag on the playground.
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The client at the Golden Ridge Elementary School in Folsom sent allegedly a note on Friday to tell parents about the changes.
“I don’t think it’s really fun,” said Gold Ridge fourth-year Mallory Giddens, according to KOVR. “I mean that I don’t really tag, but I don’t think it’s fair for everyone else that plays tag!”
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It is a classic game and a youth tradition played in the course of many generations.
Head of the School of David Frankel sent a message on Friday saying, “the Students were instructed that physical contact including tag games, touch football, etc. not allowed on the yard.”
“My client, he wants not that we are tag on school, because people, they hit too hard,” Gibbens said. “Sometimes they push people over, and my head doesn’t want anyone getting hurt.”
The school district spokesman Daniel Thigpen told KOVR: “In this case, children were too rough…so the school told them to stop playing those games… It is not uncommon for a school is the setting of specific recess rules for specific behavioral problems.”
If a student breaks the rule, they will receive a warning, then a referral, and a parent-teacher conference, the school, the officials said.