Liberalism is a Mental Disorder: Game of tag banned by school district
It’s only a matter of time before children are required to show up to school in giant bubbles.
A school district in Washington state banned the game of tag to protect the “emotional safety of all students,” Q13-Fox reported Wednesday.
Parents with children enrolled at the Mercer Island School District were not even told by administrators of the new “tag” prohibition.
Melissa Neher was told of the ban by her children, which prompted her to spread the word via Facebook.
“This decision needs to be reevaluated with input from the kids and from the community,” Neher told Q13.
“Good grief,” added Mercer Island parent Kelsey Joyce, the station reported. “Our kids need some unstructured playtime. I totally survived tag. I even survived red rover, believe it or not.”
Mercer Island School District communications director Mary Grady responded to the station’s request for comment on Wednesday.
“The Mercer Island School District and school teams have recently revisited expectations for student behavior to address student safety. This means while at play, especially during recess and unstructured time, students are expected to keep their hands to themselves. The rationale behind this is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students,” Grady said in an email to Q13.