We’re only a couple of months into the new school year, but already the banned items and actions at schools are piling up.
From tag to twerking to balls to bracelets, find out what’s been banned at local and national schools this fall. Next
No tag in New Hampshire
Elementary school kids at Charlotte Avenue Elementary School in Nashua, N.H., are banned from playing tag during recess.
Principal Patricia Beaulieu explained on the school’s website that tag has been banned because of “concerns about injuries.” She said children are not paying attention to where they are going when they run. We asked our readers in a poll if tag should be banned at school and 95 percent chose “No way. Let the kids play!” Next
No nuts in Massachusetts
Some schools in Massachusetts have banned nuts because of an increase in the number of students with food allergies, reports masslive.com.
Amherst school officials announced the district would go completely nut-free this fall. The Hampshire school district has also banned nuts. Next
No twerking in Maryland
Kids at Annapolis High School in Maryland are banned from twerking. The kids had to sign an antitwerking contract before attending the Homecoming Dance. And so did their parents.
In light of the increased popularity of twerking (think Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the VMAs, pictured), school officials have cracked down on provocative dance moves. Next
No dreadlocks in Oklahoma
Kids at the Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa, Okla., cannot wear dreadlocks to school. The school’s policy states: “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable,” reports huffingtonpost.com.
Tiana Parker, 7, pictured, switched schools after she was told she could not wear her dreadlocks to class. Next
No balls at recess in New York
Kids at Weber Middle School in New York are banned from using hard balls such as soccer balls, footballs, and baseballs during recess. The balls were banned because of a too-close play space, according to the school.
No Rainbow Loom bracelets in New York
The popular Rainbow Loom bracelets kids are crazy for this fall have been banned from the New York City school P.S. 87. And at P.S. 107 in Brooklyn, students can wear the bracelets, but have to leave the bracelet-making kits at home.
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