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…Tag is a dangerous sport?

Want proof that the US has become overly litigious (as if you needed more)? An elementary school south of Boston recently banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised “chase game” during recess, citing the fear they’ll get hurt and hold the school liable. I can only imagine some parents’ reaction to this: “Gosh, I’m so glad Billy isn’t playing with other children on the school yard anymore, he scraped his knee that one time and has never been the same since. It’s a good thing we can keep him inside playing video games all day in a safe environment where he’s surely not going to get hurt, or interact with other children in any sort of exercising fashion”. Banning tag? Really? Is that what’s necessary to keep people from suing the schools these days? I shed a tear for any child who will be forced to play jacks and tiddlywinks thanks to this new rule. Some people just need to lighten up.

[Via: CNN]