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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:27 PM
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Balls bounce back after Toronto school ban
Source: CBC

Sports balls are making a rebound at an elementary school in the city's east end following parental outrage over a controversial all-out ban.

The decision to lift the temporary moratorium on soft sports equipment such as tennis balls, Nerf balls and basketballs came out of a parent-teacher meeting Monday night at Earl Beatty Public School.

While a ban on hard balls had been in place at the school for more than a decade due to the small size of the schoolyard, staff only began to enforce the rule earlier this month.

An incident involving a parent who suffered a concussion earlier in the month after being struck in the head by a soccer ball triggered the ban.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/11/29/...
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:42 PM
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1. Wow. A ban because one person got hit? If that's not overreacting,
then I don't know what is.

(PS: Interesting headline from CBC. ;-) )
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:44 PM
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2. No more Dodge Ball?
Awesome game.
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:49 PM
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3. I hope nobody trips, falls and chips a tooth...
They may have to ban floors if that were to happen.

Gimme a break.
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