"This is not the old-fashioned tag, where you could use two fingers and you would be it and move on to someone else," Hooker said. The game has become much more aggressive, she said, and involves grabbing people who do not necessarily know they are playing and possibly bumping them to the ground. "They pile on each other. (Sometimes) they call it 'jailhouse' or 'jailbreak,"' because the child has to break out, she said.
tag will be restored as their behavior improves.
I know it's fun to find everything public schools do wrong, however, if it happened to be your own child who was being grabbed, thrown to the ground and piled on, when they were not even playing tag, I suspect you would be saying the school was allowing kids to run wild. I suspect there were parent complaints.
IMHO, it is because they are disciplining everyone for the actions of a few.
They should punish the guilty, not take the cowards way out and punish everyone.