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Dodgeball banned in New Hampshire school district due to bullying

Posted: 2:39 PM, Mar 30, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-30 14:39:17-04

NEW HAMPSHIRE (PIX11)- A school district in New Hampshire has banned dodgeball.

They say it’s too violent and promotes bullying. Many critics of the game say it objectify’s the slower and less athletic students.

The object of the game is to eliminate an opponent by blasting them with a red, rubber ball.

The school board decided to ban the game after a parent complained his child was being bullied.

Last week the school board in Windham voted four to one to remove the game from the district’s curriculum.

Only one school board member voted against the ban. He says games do not enforce rules against bullying.

Nine other games were also banned during the meeting.