Parents in Folsom unhappy tonight over a new school policy banning the game of tag on the playground. The principal at Gold Ridge Elementary School sent out a message on Friday telling parents about new changes coming to the school.
“I don’t really like it,” said Gold Ridge fourth grader Mallory Giddens. “I mean I don’t really play tag but I don’t think it’s fair to everyone else that plays tag!”
It’s an age old game and a childhood tradition played over generations. But Gold Ridge Elementary is now cracking down on students playing tag on the school playground.
“I don’t personally agree with it,” said Sam Hammer, who has two children attending Gold Ridge. “It’s something we all did as kids and I never seen any harm come from it.”
School Principal David Frankel sent out a message on Friday saying quote: “Students were instructed that physical contact including tag games, touch football, etc. were not allowed on the yard.”
“My principal, he doesn’t want us to have tag at school because people, they touch too hard,” Gibbens said. “Sometimes they push people over and my principal doesn’t want anyone getting hurt.”