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October 08, 2013


...officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.

(Thanks to coscolo and Ryan Jentzsch)


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maybe they will just have to read. i guess exercise is just such a BAD idea. can i go over there and slap them?

Superintendent Mooney(Moron) should be wrapped in bubble wrap, given a helmet and pushed off a roof.

And they wonder why we have a childhood obesity problem...

The kids will still figure out how to hurt each other.

- butt how will they learn to be bouncers ?

The bigger kids can always use smaller kids instead of balls.

I guess games like Dodge Ball, Tether Ball, and Red Rover are out too. I'm so glad I grew up when I did. Even though we had asphalt playgrounds with swings and monkey bars I don't remember anyone ever getting a head injury or any other serious injury for that matter. Maybe kids are just clumsier these days.

nursecindy -

i played all those games, as well as (my favorites!) : kickball & SPUD!
-sure, there were some bloody noses & stitches, but That's what we remember

*proudly sports chin scar from fingers getting stepped on on monkey bars*

- and Asphalt Monkeybars wbagnfarb

I've known people who've never broken a bone, had stitches, been to the ER enough times that nurses know their first names.
To those people, I say, "Why have you wasted your life?"

In addition to packed dirt playgrounds, our school had the added amenity of the "school woods" consisting of a steep hillside with rock outcroppings and cliffs, a perfect place to play 'war' since WWII was just over and our parents took turns watching for the contrails of Russian bombers from the town water tower. We survived.

Gravity is really the culprit here.

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