Long Island School to Students: Stop Playing With Your Balls

A school in Port Washington, NY has banned sports and other recreational activities during recess due to too many injuries.

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A Long Island middle school has banned the following things, in no particular order: footballs, baseballs, games of tag , cartwheels, and, you know, basically any fun of any kind.

The powers that be at Weber Middle School in Port Washington, NY, simply decided that too many students were getting hurt during recess, CBS New York reports. The answer? Just outlaw anything that could be remotely harmful. (To be fair, cartwheels and tag are still permitted as long as students are supervised by a coach, but all balls are straight-up banned.)

Port Washington schools Supt. Kathleen Maloney said that the new policy was necessary given the recent spate of injuries on school grounds. “Some of these injuries can unintentionally become very serious, so we want to make sure our children have fun, but are also protected,” Maloney told CBS.

Now students will have to play with Nerf balls when they want to have a catch. But Nerf balls can be really dangerous too!

To be safe, maybe everyone should just stay inside and color.

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