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Middle school bans novelty bracelets
May 5

Posted on 05/06/2010 6:51:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono

BOCA RATON, Fla.- A Florida middle school is banning novelty rubber band bracelets due to disruptions and safety concerns, the principal said in an e-mail.

Principal P.J. D'Aoust of Omni Middle School in Boca Raton sent an e-mail to parents saying the bracelets, sold under the names Silly Bandz, Crazy Bandz and Zanybandz, will be confiscated starting Wednesday if students bring them to school, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.

"These novelty items have created a disturbance on campus and have also become a safety concern in a number of ways," D'Aoust wrote of the colorful, uniquely shaped rubber bands.

The principal said students have been spotted putting the rubber bands around their necks, snapping other students and "using them as projectiles and stingers."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education
KEYWORDS: bracelets; jpb


1 posted on 05/06/2010 6:51:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

They forgot to mention that babies find them and chew on them. I’ll be thrilled when this fad passes.


2 posted on 05/06/2010 6:53:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies; have a very fruitful day.)
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To: JoeProBono

“Put that bracelet down, kid, you’ll put your eye out.”


3 posted on 05/06/2010 6:54:15 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: JoeProBono
First they came for the peanuts, and not being a peanut, I said nothing.

Then they came for the novelty bracelets...

4 posted on 05/06/2010 6:57:10 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Tax-chick

These were huge at our school too until the principal banned them, for which I was thankful. One too many kids were getting shot in the eye with the bracelets. It’s amazing what kids can turn into a trend. Rubber bands—who would have thought it? LOL


5 posted on 05/06/2010 6:57:33 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: JoeProBono

At least they’re cheaper than Webkinz.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 6:58:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Lol! Amen.


7 posted on 05/06/2010 6:59:20 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Tax-chick

they’ve banned them here in st Augustine and good for them my 3 kids said they are annoying and many kids just want to run around and talk about them all day


8 posted on 05/06/2010 7:00:40 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: dayglored

“Get that bracelet out of your ear! You don’t know where that bracelet has been!”


9 posted on 05/06/2010 7:01:10 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: Aggie Mama; manc

I throw them away when I find them around the house, but they’re so cheap that more keep turning up.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 7:01:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies; have a very fruitful day.)
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To: Aggie Mama

I’m glad they banned too, even my kids are happy about them and said they’re stupid to have


11 posted on 05/06/2010 7:01:36 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Tax-chick

thankfully my kids don’t like them, ages are 7, 9 and 12.


12 posted on 05/06/2010 7:02:24 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

My little girls are 10 and 12. They’re getting them from friends in the neighborhood or at gymnastics.


13 posted on 05/06/2010 7:03:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies; have a very fruitful day.)
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To: Aggie Mama
These were huge at our school too until the principal banned them, for which I was thankful. One too many kids were getting shot in the eye with the bracelets.

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out....You'll Shoot Your Eye Out....AH HA HA HA HA!"

14 posted on 05/06/2010 7:03:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono
Lightweights....

I remember when they banned these things in the early 70's. You could put a serious hurt on somebody with 'em.

15 posted on 05/06/2010 7:03:39 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: dfwgator

16 posted on 05/06/2010 7:04:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

All the CRAP that’s coming out of Gov’t schools and this is what we’re worried about !?
WE TRULY GET WHAT WE DESERVE


17 posted on 05/06/2010 7:05:55 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives -)
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To: JoeProBono

$25 a pop, and my kids would never let me hear the end of it unless I bought them the very latest one.

Then six months later we’re selling them at a garage sale.


18 posted on 05/06/2010 7:06:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator


19 posted on 05/06/2010 7:09:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Tax-chick

yea my kids said that there are a few kids swapping them and giving them away


20 posted on 05/06/2010 7:09:44 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! One of my favorite movies!


21 posted on 05/06/2010 7:13:15 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: JoeProBono

Some just arrived at our house last this week. I didn’t buy them so I don’t know how my girls got them. I know my oldest daughter really likes the shark shaped one.


22 posted on 05/06/2010 7:23:06 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: JoeProBono

These bracelets have caused a “disturbance on campus”? What the heck????


23 posted on 05/06/2010 7:26:04 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: JoeProBono

My son graduated from there last school year, it seemed pretty harmless to me.

AS usual, he outgrew the craze. We sometimes forget that middle schoolers will do silly things just to fit in.

It would be better to just punish those kids that use the bands as weapons.


24 posted on 05/06/2010 7:30:02 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: MEGoody

I have no personal knowledge, but I’d bet kids are trading them, arguing about them, associating colors with certain things, etc. Basically, just paying attention to them and each other more than the instructors and the lessons. Just guessing.


25 posted on 05/06/2010 7:30:18 AM PDT by Teacher317 (It's Islam)
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To: JoeProBono

Well along with banning sliding boards that aren’t soft plastic and making sure our playgrounds are loaded with peatmoss, why the surprise? They see our kids as too DUMB to handle the danger of falling down and skinning their knees. We must protect them from their own dumbness. Yes, the nanny state is alive and well protecting our children - but lets PROMOTE ABORTION to middle schoolers instead! Yes PUSH, “SAFE SEX” to ensure they have sex. This is liberal logic!


26 posted on 05/06/2010 7:31:17 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: JoeProBono

I know EVERY materially driven treny kid will FEEL deprived with this ban. After all, this in on the TOP of their list as a priority. Forget about failing academics.


27 posted on 05/06/2010 7:33:12 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: LRoggy

My son graduated from there last school year, it seemed pretty harmless to me.

AS usual, he outgrew the craze. We sometimes forget that middle schoolers will do silly things just to fit in.

It would be better to just punish those kids that use the bands as weapons.


AGREE!


28 posted on 05/06/2010 7:34:16 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: JoeProBono

My high schooler collects them. She wore the cat this morning.


29 posted on 05/06/2010 7:45:42 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

ping


30 posted on 05/06/2010 7:49:20 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (I'm a Republican and I own a cat.)
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To: Teacher317

For us, it was baseball cards, nothing new under the sun.


31 posted on 05/06/2010 7:53:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MEGoody
These bracelets have caused a “disturbance on campus”? What the heck????

Dealing with school officials here, the most pussified people in the planet - everything disturbs them.

32 posted on 05/06/2010 7:55:15 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (great thing about being a cynic: you can enjoy being proved wrong)
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To: JoeProBono

These bracelets are laced with a pharmasuetical element that makes kids more receptive to liberal ideas and socialist tendencies ...

Don’t be suprised when your kids ask to go to one of the “Obama summer camps” this summer. /sarc


33 posted on 05/06/2010 7:55:33 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: billorites

LOL, oh my, this is why I love the FR, thanks for relieving some of today’s stress


34 posted on 05/06/2010 7:56:19 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: billorites

MAD Magazine was dangerous in schools too until Bill Gaines died, and then Warner Bros. added commercial advertising and took up the HuffPost’s daily talking points...


35 posted on 05/06/2010 7:58:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Tax-chick
I throw them away when I find them around the house, but they’re so cheap that more keep turning up.

Cheap? I wish I had known I could sell colored rubber bands for 25 cents each. I could have retired after six months.

36 posted on 05/06/2010 8:02:12 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (The Constitution. How quaint.)
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To: JoeProBono

Kids, kids, kids...the real moolah is in the Phiten Titanium Necklaces.

Hello.

One for baseball and one for track...but those darn coaches make you take them off if they pop out of your uniform.

http://www.sportstlc.com/Products/Phiten

They ‘make’ you bigger, faster, stronger AND $25.00 to $50.00 poorer.


37 posted on 05/06/2010 8:02:19 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: JoeProBono

This is ridiculous. Schools hand out condoms, but ban rubber band bracelets.

I suppose some “progressive” principal will soon come up with the idea of exchanging a condom for every Silly Band turned in.


38 posted on 05/06/2010 8:10:51 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: JoeProBono

39 posted on 05/06/2010 8:12:04 AM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
LOL!


40 posted on 05/06/2010 8:12:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Because EVERY middle school and high school aged athlete is ‘afflicted’ by ALL THOSE symptoms.

I fear a pink one is coming to me for Mother’s Day.

I do. They would think it is ‘cool.’


41 posted on 05/06/2010 8:16:32 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: Pan_Yan

They’re cheap if someone’s giving them to my daughters - not costing us a cent.


42 posted on 05/06/2010 8:18:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies; have a very fruitful day.)
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To: Tax-chick

That’s odd. My children have never mentioned them, and I’ve not seen any on any of the other children at school. Must be a regional thing.


43 posted on 05/06/2010 8:40:26 AM PDT by Politicalmom (A racist is a conservative who is winning an argument with a liberal.-FReeper Freespirited)
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To: Politicalmom

Could be. They’re sold at the chain drugstores, Walgreen’s and so on, and at the kind of gift shops that sell Webkinz.


44 posted on 05/06/2010 8:43:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's a jungle out there, kiddies; have a very fruitful day.)
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To: nmh

would they band condoms worn on the hand?


45 posted on 05/06/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: 20yearvet

“would they band condoms worn on the hand?”

No way!

They’d cheer on condom t-shorts too rather than the AMERICAN FLAG!


46 posted on 05/06/2010 3:19:02 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 20yearvet

It’s ironic. My daughter just got a bunch of them as a token birthday gift at school. She just showed them to me. They are cute. Hers are in the shapes on animals. It’s not banned at her school and she’ll be wearing them to her ELEMENTARY school.


47 posted on 05/06/2010 3:20:13 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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