Sign of the apocalypse: Long Island middle school bans balls, citing student safety

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So much for tossing the ball during recess — or playing tag. One middle school in Long Island has banned a list of popular playground items because the games promote roughness among the students, administrators said.

Weber Middle School in Port Washington fear that students will get hurt at recess. So, they issued a ban on footballs, lacrosse balls and any other type of ball that could lead to injuries on the playground. Fox News reported that administrators have even put the kibosh on tag.

Social media buzzed with the news.

One Twitter poster wrote, in response to Fox News’ broadcast: “We played dodgeball when I was in school and had stainless steel playground equipment. We survived just fine.”

And another: “Schools are way overstepping their bounds.”

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