California elementary school is training new snowflakes, bans the game of tag for ‘roughness’

A California elementary school is training the next generation of snowflakes.

Gold Ridge Elementary sent a letter home to parents informing them that the school has banned the age-old game of tag from recess because it is too “rough.”

Speaking to CBS 13, Folsom Cordova Unified School District and Spokesperson Daniel Thigpen said the note was sent to the parents of a small group of students after some were injured in altercations.

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“In this case, kids were getting too rough…so the school told them to stop playing those games,” he said. “It’s not uncommon for a school to enact specific recess rules to address specific behavior problems.”

The new rule does not appear to be too popular among students and parents.

“I don’t really like it,” Mallory Giddens, a fourth grader, told CBS 13. “I mean I don’t really play tag but I don’t think it’s fair to everyone else that plays tag!”

“My principal, he doesn’t want us to have tag at school because people, they touch too hard,” she said. “Sometimes they push people over and my principal doesn’t want anyone getting hurt.”

“I don’t personally agree with it,” parent Sam Hammer said. “It’s something we all did as kids and I never seen any harm come from it.”

But at least one parent approved.

“I know that it’s based probably kid by kid,” Katie Esteves said.

“It’s really up to him what he probably feels is best for his school,” the mother of four told CBS 13. “As long as it’s being monitored and people are being safe, then I feel it’s okay.”

Social media had a field day mocking the school’s new rule.

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