A Minnesota school immediately banned a game played by a handful of fifth-graders called “rape tag” when a parent alerted the school’s principal about the game after seeing it in Facebook postings, MyFoxTwinCities.com reported.
The game is like freeze tag, but in order to free someone, a player needs to thrust their hips at them, the station reported. Details did not sit well with administrators at New Ulm’s Washington Elementary School who banned the game in early January.
Still, social media would not let the chatter end. More details continued to be posted online that was deemed distorted by school administers.
“There was so much misinformation that was going out,” Bill Sprung, the school’s principal said, according to the report. “Parents started publishing lists of kids who might have been playing.”
Last Monday, the school sent a letter home to parents clarifying the details of the game and recess supervisors said they have not seen the game being played since the school’s action.