March 29, 2013

NH students start petition to restore dodgeball

The Associated Press

WINDHAM, N.H. — Two New Hampshire brothers unhappy about their school district's decision to ban dodgeball have started a petition to bring it back.

The Windham School Board voted 4-1 last week to remove the game and other "human target" activities from the curriculum after receiving some complaints that the games promoted bullying and violence. The vote followed the recommendation of a group of physical education teachers.

The Eagle-Tribune reports twins Matthew and Michael Senibaldi, seventh-graders and the sons of the board member who voted against the ban, started an online petition asking the board to restore dodgeball.

The petition says it's unfair to ban the games after just a few complaints.

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