The safety nannies have struck again.
This time, the victim is the beloved game many of us played as kids: tag.
Washington state’s Mercer County School District has decided to essentially ban the game of tag on school property. This decision has angered many parents, who have taken to social media to share their frustration with the new rule. Some have formed a group called “Support ‘tag’ at Recess”.
The school district responded by releasing this statement:
“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.
“School staffs are working with students in the classroom to ensure that there are many alternative games available at recess and during unsupervised play, so that our kids can still have fun, be with their friends, move their bodies and give their brains a break.”
“I totally survived tag,” said mother Kelsey Joyce. “I even survived red rover, believe it or not.”
“I played tag,” said another momn Melissa Neher, “I survived.”
Are you a survivor of the dangerous, vile game known as tag? What is wrong with this school district?
Read the whole story HERE in the Washington Post.