Kids Caught Playing 'Rape Tag' at School
Minnesota principal ordered teachers to put an end to game
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2012 12:42 AM CST
The school put an end to the game.   (?? Lee J Haywood)

(Newser) – Shocked officials in Minnesota have stepped in to stop disturbing games of "rape tag" on an elementary school playground in New Ulm. The game operated like freeze tag, but before a target could become "unfrozen" another player would have to rub up against them in a way simulating sex. Washington Elementary School Principal Bill Sprung was informed of the game by a concerned parent. He immediately notified teachers and playground monitors to stop the game and discuss it with students—and informed parents. "We addressed it as an inappropriate game," Sprung told MSNBC. He praised the school's handling of the matter, but added that he has been contacted by some 20 parents concerned about how to approach the issue with their children.