Tag Banned at New Hampshire Elementary School

An elementary school in Nashua, New Hampshire has banned the classic recess game of tag, citing some injuries that have happened at the school after kids have tagged each other too forcefully.  More from Reuters:

“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.”

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