Washington State school district bans tag

WASHINGTON - A popular childhood game has been banned in one school district in Washington State.

Students at the Mercer Island School District are no longer allowed to play tag on the playground.

The ban is part of a hands-off approach to recess to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students.

Parents are not happy about the ban.

“Good grief, our kids need some unstructured playtime,” said Kelsey Joyce. “I totally survived tag. I even survived red rover, believe it or not,” she said.

Parents hope to get more information about the ban at an upcoming PTA meeting.