School responds to disturbing recess game 02 Feb 12

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Administrators at a New Ulm elementary school have contacted parents of fifth-grade students after some children played a disturbing recess game they call “rape tag.”

A letter from Washington Elementary School Principal Bill Sprung went home to parents this week. Sprung says 15 to 20 students were involved in the game. The Journal reports the game is similar to freeze tag, but it involves hip thrusts to unfreeze a person after he or she is tagged. Sprung says teachers and recess supervisors were notified about the game and put a stop to it.

About 15 to 20 parents have contacted Sprung after the letter was sent home. He says they’re disturbed that they now need to talk about sexually-explicit issues with their children.

Information from: The Journal

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