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School Bans Tag After Parents Complain
The Denver Channel.com ^ | 08/29/07

Posted on 08/29/2007 5:11:41 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs elementary school is banning the game of tag on its playground -- after some children complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will.

Assistant Principal Cindy Fesgen of the Discovery Canyon Campus school said running games will be allowed, as long as students don't chase each other.

Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban, but most parents and children didn't object.

Two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in 2005 in favor of alternatives with less physical contact. Officials at Evans and Meridian Ranch elementaries say that encouraged more students to play games, and helped reduce playground squabbles.

Colorado Springs schools are not alone. Schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., Spokane, Wash., and Attleboro, Mass., have banned tag at recess. A suburban Charleston, S.C., school not only banned tagged, but outlawed all unsupervised contact sports.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: coloradosprings; education; grinchstolechildhood; nannystate; playground; tag; tagyoureit; wimps
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1 posted on 08/29/2007 5:11:43 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70

Well, I guess dodge ball is out - too competitive and violent.


2 posted on 08/29/2007 5:12:52 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: MotleyGirl70

Morbidly obese games such as click the remote and fluff the pillow will be substituted.


3 posted on 08/29/2007 5:13:44 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Dumpster Baby
We really are headed down the shit hole aren’t we?
4 posted on 08/29/2007 5:13:54 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: MotleyGirl70

Send them to school wrapped in bubble wrap and bolt them to the floor as soon as they get there. Darn kids, always doing childish things...


5 posted on 08/29/2007 5:14:16 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: MotleyGirl70

And people wonder why kids are so fat today.


6 posted on 08/29/2007 5:15:22 PM PDT by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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To: MotleyGirl70

“running games will be allowed, as long as students don’t chase each other.”

Racing with a pair of scissors in your hand is always a fun competition. Especially when it is an obstacle race.


7 posted on 08/29/2007 5:16:18 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

Kickball would be out too.


8 posted on 08/29/2007 5:16:31 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: skimask

Love your tagline!


9 posted on 08/29/2007 5:17:00 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Duncan Hunter in 2008!)
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To: MotleyGirl70
Just wait until President Hildebeast implements her program for mandatory government run day care centers for children 3 and up. No physical contact at all, just learning the ways of the Socialists from 3 to 21. I wonder if the uniform will include brown shirts. My heart is breaking for those who are young today.
10 posted on 08/29/2007 5:18:59 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: MPJackal

I think we are already there, just waiting for someone to turn out the lights.


11 posted on 08/29/2007 5:19:48 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.")
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To: MotleyGirl70

A typical spineless school administrator who can’t investigate a specific incident and determine if anything inappropriate was done by specific kids. Just ban the fun for all, play it super safe and cover your rear end.


12 posted on 08/29/2007 5:20:25 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Dumpster Baby
We did not play dodge ball. We called it "Bombardment" and we played for keeps. It was the most fun I had in the school setting.

The professional educator class in government schools today seem bent on trying to make every student some sort of effete pansy. In the long run, it's a terrible idea. It is counter to human nature and natural competitiveness.

13 posted on 08/29/2007 5:20:26 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: MPJackal
...after some children complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will.

Just wait until Junior gets out in the real world.

14 posted on 08/29/2007 5:20:31 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70

Maybe suburban kids are being forced by the State to share the playground with the kids of illegal aliens who are just honing their later life skills.


15 posted on 08/29/2007 5:25:25 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Will88

What do they want young boys to do; play hopscotch or jump rope with the girls. School administrators and parents trying to wussify young boys.


16 posted on 08/29/2007 5:26:45 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
I guess splits using our pocket knives would be banned also!
17 posted on 08/29/2007 5:26:57 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: kinoxi

We didn’t have play balls in Detroit 35 years ago. We used bricks.


18 posted on 08/29/2007 5:27:24 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Looks like the school invented a new game “fag”

What a bunch of whining sissies


19 posted on 08/29/2007 5:28:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MotleyGirl70

TAG!!! You’re an idiot!!!!

(to the parents)


20 posted on 08/29/2007 5:28:08 PM PDT by agooga (When boyhood's fire was in my blood, I read of ancient free men...)
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To: MotleyGirl70

My children are over here making comments, “School bans school work, because children complain that it’s too hard.”


21 posted on 08/29/2007 5:28:37 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Westlander

Okay, how many here will admit to having played an informal game of Dodge Rock way back when?


22 posted on 08/29/2007 5:29:26 PM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Mumbley peg has been banned for years


23 posted on 08/29/2007 5:30:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Unnngh


24 posted on 08/29/2007 5:30:12 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Gabz

no comment


25 posted on 08/29/2007 5:30:35 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: MotleyGirl70
Image hosted by Photobucket.com it don't matter, we're tooo fat to run anyway... you gonna eat that???

26 posted on 08/29/2007 5:32:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: MotleyGirl70
Its the dumb ass schools and the parents doing this.

They all need a good old fashion ass wiping.

BigMack

27 posted on 08/29/2007 5:33:22 PM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: mylife

Do you know what splits mean?


28 posted on 08/29/2007 5:33:36 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: kinoxi

But then what if they have to go to the bathroom?


29 posted on 08/29/2007 5:34:09 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I guess not.


30 posted on 08/29/2007 5:34:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MPJackal
We really are headed down the shit hole aren’t we?

Yes. At least the pusillanimous pu$$ies of blue America are. Those of us who remember what it means to be Americans need to hold out and pray for rain.

31 posted on 08/29/2007 5:35:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MotleyGirl70

Is either “keep away” or “smear the queer” still played these days?


32 posted on 08/29/2007 5:35:53 PM PDT by kcar
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To: San Jacinto

In Junior High, we played “Eleven Booty”, a particularly painful form of all-against-all basketball. If you scored 11 points, you were out. Last one out had to hug the basketball pole while the winners took turns launching the basketball (at high speed) at his posterior (hence the name). The number of “lashes” depended on the number of players: e.g. five players, the first player out got five shots, the second four, etc.

You did NOT want to be the last player out in 11 Booty when they were 10 players. You’d have trouble sitting for all your afternoon classes.


33 posted on 08/29/2007 5:36:25 PM PDT by Philistone (Your existence as a non-believer offends the Prophet(MPBUH).)
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To: MotleyGirl70

How about an “action” playground and a “wuss” playground? Probably illegal.


35 posted on 08/29/2007 5:38:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: John Williams

Your’e a very observant man


36 posted on 08/29/2007 5:38:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
You start with your feet far apart and the other throws his knife between them.
If it is a good throw, the feet are moved closer.
The game ends when one chickens out and quits the game.
37 posted on 08/29/2007 5:38:42 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Sounds like a good rite of passage game to me L0L


38 posted on 08/29/2007 5:40:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MotleyGirl70

Hey MotleyGirl70, tag you’re “it.”


39 posted on 08/29/2007 5:42:29 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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This pisses me off, WTF is wrong with us? Why are more parents not standing up against this madness? Many other countries teach there kids to KILL the infedel but we teach our kids to understand and accept.... we are doomed....


40 posted on 08/29/2007 5:42:54 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: MotleyGirl70
Must be liberals. This is beyond stupid.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

41 posted on 08/29/2007 5:44:12 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dilbert San Diego



42 posted on 08/29/2007 5:47:05 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: MotleyGirl70
And in other news:

Childhood Obesity A Serious Problem

43 posted on 08/29/2007 5:48:12 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: MotleyGirl70

In about 7 days, the kids will all be playing tag again. This happened at a local elementary school. The kids gradually ignored the ban and I guess the teachers felt pretty foolish after a while and quit trying to enforce it.

But any principal who would ban tag *is* an ass.


44 posted on 08/29/2007 5:52:22 PM PDT by wolfinator
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To: MotleyGirl70

Geez, tag was just ritual courtship. Boys purposely chased girls they liked, but were too ashamed to admit it and vice versa. I was the slowest person in the class (very well known) and was “it” about the same as everyone else. And yes, if a boy REALLY liked you it was pretty much harrassment.

You know what? I just had a Eureka moment. All that great and hilarious tag must be the reason for all of my failed relationships.

T.V. tag was my favorite.


45 posted on 08/29/2007 5:54:43 PM PDT by PrincessB ("I am an expert on my own opinion." - Dave Ramsey)
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To: San Jacinto
After lunch we allow our students to go outside until the lunch period is over.

One of the games the kids created is a form of wall ball.

They take a tennis ball and throw it against one of the walls, as it bounces back they attempt to catch it.

If they go for it and miss, they have to face the wall, and the kid throwing the ball get a free shot at hitting the other in the back, with the tennis ball (they have to stand pretty far away when the throw it.

The kids don't whale it too hard cause they know they could be the next one facing the wall.

The kids love the game.

46 posted on 08/29/2007 5:54:46 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: metmom

I know, I didn’t believe it at first, either.


47 posted on 08/29/2007 5:55:30 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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And another thing, I was a punny kid in 1970’s and we played dodgeball at recess all the time and I always got picked last, always got creamed, but loved every minute of it. It builds character and well I guess liberals dont like building character on the young ones.....


48 posted on 08/29/2007 5:55:56 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: MotleyGirl70

We have some insane people in our country!! It’s life folks, some get chased, some get tagged. Get over it! What a bunch of sissies people are rearing!


49 posted on 08/29/2007 5:56:02 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: MPJackal

I bet the Chinese kids are playing tag, murder ball and shoot the tail off the donkey and elephant (with real ammo)!


50 posted on 08/29/2007 6:02:02 PM PDT by databoss
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