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The trouble of schools extending outside the classroom just this week alone one school band footballs and soccer balls on the player.
And then a school in New Hampshire banned tag during recess because it's too dangerous.
-- is on his apparent as -- fourth -- at the Charlotte avenue elementary school New Hampshire good morning to you now.
Time -- now when you first heard this did you did you almost think it was a joke arm because of all the headlines you've you've been seeing recently.
Did you think OK here we go again.
Now was -- here we go again I think we've we've seen that sadly.
Creeping in childhood is getting nibbled away bit by bit in the games that we grew up playing -- solely getting taken away all in the name of of safety.
So what are the schools say we're gonna have tagging normal -- what was their concern.
There's concern was safety apparently they said they had a number of injuries -- so there was a concussion and a bit broken wrist and multiple injuries but.
You know unfortunate Gamertag is been around forever it's any playground game is gonna have a risk of injury and I certainly don't -- -- be cavalier about kids getting hurt.
But the game has been around for -- didn't all of a sudden become an exercise and -- the fines and if kids are being overly aggressive on the playground which is another chiefs they had.
Then take those kids off.
The -- off the field don't want them.
-- is a little kid's point.
Right in Gaza it's almost like part or bubble wrapping our kids and me don't you learn something from the bumps and bruises and the broken bones that -- -- Exactly it's funny on local television there was a little kid -- -- -- fourth grader saying yeah I get knocked over playing tag but I got up.
I got right back into the game and her dad was justifiably proud of first saying look this is part of growing up.
You you learn these lessons in life and if we took away every child's activity at a risk of -- All we be left with this TV and video games who who wants to see that happen.
I say whether this is helicopter parity by the way we got a statement from school.
The force with which shot students tag varies greatly and this game in particular.
Has been banned in many schools in the United States due primarily to concerns about -- -- it's been some of the kids are just overly aggressive so.
Why not just police that bill if you're aggressive you're out -- then.
Right end and I let me say first I really like this school I'm glad my kids go there.
Why bought my house specifically so we could live in that district but that doesn't make him immune from mistake and I understand we live in the sue happy world.
And I think it's in some ways kind of like doctors practicing defensive medicine you don't have -- have an -- threat of a lawsuit the people were afraid if anyone gets hurt we've got to stop everything.
And and again I I fully understand you need to keep kids safe but -- -- overdoing it.
Whoever would've thought tag could be banned ten years.
As former governor Ed Rendell since the -- implication of America bill thank you for alerting us to that story.
Thanks for being what it.
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