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No sports?

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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School bans some sports balls at recess

Footballs, soccer balls, baseballs not allowed at Long Island school

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. —Worries about injuries at a Long Island school have led to a ban on some balls used for sports.

Students at Weber Middle School in Port Washington were recently informed that during recess, football is out, but Nerf ball is in. Hard soccer balls have been banned, along with baseballs and lacrosse balls.

Even rough games of tag and cartwheels are no longer allowed, unless supervised by a coach, WCBS reported.

Superintendent Kathleen Maloney said the change in policy is because of a rash of playground injuries.

"Some of these injuries can unintentionally become very serious," she said. "So we want to make sure our children have fun, but are also protected."

Officials said that without helmets and pads, children are more susceptible to getting hurt. Emergency room Dr. Salvatore Pardo said playground injuries are common.

"Head injuries, bumps, scrapes," he said. "We're worried about concussions."

Some parents said the decision is really about liabilities and lawsuits.

"Children's safety is paramount, but at the same time, you have to let them live life," said parent Ellen Cohen.

Other school districts in the area are also considering bans, WCBS reported.

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BL2010
by Just Me on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:32 AM

What do you think about this?

lucky2Beeme
by Silver sister on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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Ridiculous !!!!

BL2010
by Just Me on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I'm thinking we're going to have a bunch of wimpy kids.

dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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 Lets take more physcial activities out and then tell our kids they are fat because the school would rather see our kids learning and not exercising... SAD!!!

opinionatedmom
by Gold sister on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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Let's just bubble wrap them and make them wear a helment all the time. Or bette. YYet make them sit still on a padded bench in a padded room all recess.
LAXmom21
by Bronze sister on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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Ridiculous! I bet some jackass sued or is suing them because their kid got hurt at recess.
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AndrewsMomPDX
by Christine on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:46 AM

They may also be trying to reduce costs by lowering insurance premiums. I would think they would be cheaper if they reduce the likelihood of injuries.

crazymom729
by Cajun Witch (dealer) on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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We already do.

Quoting BL2010:

I'm thinking we're going to have a bunch of wimpy kids.

BL2010
by Just Me on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:51 AM

True...

Quoting crazymom729:

We already do.

Quoting BL2010:

I'm thinking we're going to have a bunch of wimpy kids.


starlight1968
by 40ish hang out queen on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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 oh dear lord.. that is STUPID...

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