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New Hampshire principal bans tag on the playground
upi ^ | Oct. 14, 2013

Posted on 10/15/2013 8:31:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono

NASHUA, N.H., - Some parents with children at a New Hampshire elementary school said they disagree with the principal's decision to ban playing tag at recess.

Principal Patricia Beaulieu of Charlotte Avenue Elementary School in Nashua posted a statement to the school's website saying the playground game was being banned due to recent injuries involving games of tag, WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H., reported.

"Playgrounds offer a chance for children to be active," Beaulieu wrote. "However, playgrounds also have risks, and numerous injuries have resulted recently on our playground, prompting us to review school playground rules with all students."

"As you know, the traditional recess game tag involves one or more players chasing other players in an attempt to 'tag' or touch them. However, the force with which students 'tag' varies greatly," the principal wrote.

Some parents said they believe the ban takes safety too far.

"One incident leads to, 'Lets ban everything,'" parent Jacquelin Thompson said. "Our kids should be wrapped in bubble wrap and sent to school. It seems kind of silly."

Some parents said there are more hazardous playground activities that are not banned at the school.

"There's other equipment they can get hurt on," mother Sara Sullivan said. "I think it's taking it too far."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: education; tag

1 posted on 10/15/2013 8:31:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Live Free or Die!


2 posted on 10/15/2013 8:32:21 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: JoeProBono

Do liberals damage every institution of society they get their hands on? In this case, traditional playground games have to be banned by a liberal principal??? Can’t believe what we’re hearing......................


3 posted on 10/15/2013 8:34:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: JoeProBono

You know, if they just strapped all of them down, no one would be hurt...


4 posted on 10/15/2013 8:38:06 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Do liberals damage every institution of society they get their hands on?

Yes ... a wimpified society is an easily controlled society.

5 posted on 10/15/2013 8:38:53 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Hardraade

6 posted on 10/15/2013 8:41:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

The real reason is because, when they tag someone and say “You’e it!”, that’s offensive to transgenders (who really are “its”)


7 posted on 10/15/2013 8:43:36 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: JoeProBono

Tag was the official recess sport at my school. And was a sleigh way to show a girl you liked her when you made an obvious effort to chase her despite better targets.

Seriously schools today are just thieves of childhood.


8 posted on 10/15/2013 8:43:53 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: JoeProBono

Ha ha—great (pathetic) picture.


9 posted on 10/15/2013 8:45:25 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: JoeProBono

Tag you’re it.

I never remembered this being an issue, ever. The tagg-er never socked the tagg-ee, that was simply unthinkable.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 8:47:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: VanDeKoik

11 posted on 10/15/2013 8:48:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 8:51:12 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: JoeProBono

First, they came after “Smear the Queer”. No one said anything because “queer” is “wrong”. We said, “They’ll ban tag next”, and were told we were just being paranoid. We know liberals and know their end goals.


13 posted on 10/15/2013 8:52:05 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: JoeProBono

Should I even bother to ask if they allow “Smear the Queer”?


14 posted on 10/15/2013 8:52:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono

Those kids aren’t wearing elbow and knee pads. That omission was enough to get the Post Office to destroy many “Let’s Move” Obama stamps last week.


15 posted on 10/15/2013 8:54:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JoeProBono

16 posted on 10/15/2013 8:54:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hardraade

the school administrators and teachers? i agree, strap ‘em all down.


17 posted on 10/15/2013 9:02:08 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: JoeProBono

I guessed it would be a female principal...


18 posted on 10/15/2013 9:03:49 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: JoeProBono

Tag is not fair for short people or the physically challenged or those in wheel chairs.

It is about time someone took a stand against this ancient pagan practice that harms the mind of loser as much as it causes physical harm. It is a male dominant practice alluding to the the superior status of the sperm that gets to the egg first. It perpetuates the myth that there are winners and losers and that all are not equal. Lets end this barbarism once and for all.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 9:04:52 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: JoeProBono

No knee protections?

No water bottles for dehydration?

No first aid kit?

These women should be reported.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 9:06:00 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: dfwgator

In the 60’s that would be a tricycle going into the open road.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 9:08:26 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: JoeProBono

Heaven forbid a child should trip and skin its knee. /s


22 posted on 10/15/2013 9:08:56 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: dfwgator

Best toy ever!

There was a pic on the internet of a little girl going off a ramp in a Big Wheel, and the caption was F Yea!. Classic. Can’t find it though.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 9:10:08 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: JoeProBono

Here’s the real reason the NH principal banned tag — it wasn’t to protect kids — it was about revenge. When the principal was a small child, she was never chosen to play tag. Since those traumatic days, she’s harbored a deep seated desire to revenge herself on those who “wronged” her. This is her way of exacting revenge — by taking it out on the defenseless children at her school. She is deranged.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 9:13:00 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: JoeProBono

One can be forgiven for wondering if the Moslem ban on placing “females” in any position of authority has historical roots.

Larry Summers, what do you think?


25 posted on 10/15/2013 9:13:40 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: JoeProBono
Fess up -- this is from The Onion, right?
26 posted on 10/15/2013 9:17:25 AM PDT by Guttlekraw
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To: Raycpa

I would think short people would be at a slight advantage in tag, you have to stoop down to tag them.


27 posted on 10/15/2013 10:04:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono
If this principal had seen us play the dodge ball game “smear the queer” her head would explode. 3 & $th grade...we had no idea what a queer was.
28 posted on 10/15/2013 10:32:24 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: JoeProBono

What’s more amazing is there’s a school that still has recess.


29 posted on 10/15/2013 10:33:38 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: JoeProBono

The past year or so I’ve noticed a huge number of ADULT bicyclists who get to an intersection, get off their bike and then PRESS THE CROSSWALK SIGNAL!

Easily 50% of them then go ahead and get BACK ON THEIR BIKE and ride across the intersection when the 4-way crossing signal starts.

WTF??!! When did such pansyish behavior start? I’m not talking kids here but grown men or 18-19 year-olds.


30 posted on 10/15/2013 10:36:13 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: JoeProBono

They need to make up their minds. Do they want them to move more so they won’t be fat? Or do they want them to sit down at recess don’t get hurt but then might get fat?


31 posted on 10/15/2013 10:46:35 AM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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To: dfwgator
Roll back to the late 50’s early 60’s and it would have been just as unsafe but it would have a Briggs and Straton on it.
32 posted on 10/15/2013 11:04:03 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: a fool in paradise

33 posted on 10/15/2013 12:19:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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