In a letter to parents, Principal David Farkel wrote: “Today we implemented new procedures at school aimed at reducing physical contact and related problem behaviors,” the Sacramento Beereports. “Student(s) were instructed that physical contact, including tag games, touch football, etc. were not allowed in the yard.”
The local TV station headed to the school to find out what was going on. They ran across fourth-grader Mallory Giddens, whose reply was amazing, said: “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.”
Young Ms. Gibbens sounds like she’s been indoctrinated with the principal’s talking points, doesn’t she? Who says “touch too hard?” That phrase was fed to her.