From the Napa Valley Register:
It all started with a social media report earlier this week when a group of parents, responding to what they had heard was a ban on the game of tag in elementary schools, formed a group called “Support ‘tag’ at Recess…”And how about the Pope while we’re at it? Laying on of hands, what’s with that anyway?
“Elementary schools draw community backlash for ‘hands off’ at recess,” reported the Mercer Island Reporter. A spokesman for the school district seemed to reinforce the impression with a statement:
“The Mercer Island School District and school teams have recently revisited expectations for student behavior to address student safety. This means while at play, especially during recess and unstructured time, students are expected to keep their hands to themselves. The rationale behind this is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students.