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SILLY Bandz Ban?

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:37 pm in Just Bizarre.

Silly Bandz (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Seems schools across the nation have started banning Silly Bandz, the colorful little bracelets shown above. School principals say they’re a “distraction” because kids fiddle with them in class, and trade them on the playground. Um, people? It’s the end of May. They’re kids. Or is it just me? Does this strike you as ridiculous?

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6 Responses to “SILLY Bandz Ban?”

  1. Noreen Says:

    these have not taken off in my daughter’s school, I have only seen them online. I do think this is a little silly. They could be banned in the classroom but not recess or lunch, let them be kids. Of course my daughter still has 5 weeks left of school

  2. Hall Monitor Says:

    This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.

  3. Jackie Says:

    These are even popular in my daughter’s high school. The kids like to wear them and trade them. They havent been banned yet, but still three weeks to go. Actually, one of the math teachers was handing them out to her classes.

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  5. Schun Says:

    Well I think kids need something to play in order to develop their brain. Silly Bandz are not drug, oh please ..school do the right thing.

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