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CBS NY – Officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington are worried that students are getting hurt during recess. Thus, they have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, lacrosse balls, or anything that might hurt someone on school grounds.
Tossing a football during recess has long seemed to be a rite of passage for kids in the school community.
Students were not thrilled about the news.
“Cartwheels and tag — I think it’s ridiculous they are banning that,” one said.
“You go for recess — that’s your free time to go let loose and recharge,” another said.
“That’s all we want to do,” a third student said. “We’re in school all day sitting behind the desk learning.”