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Posted 8/26/16

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Hrafna wrote:

It was a good read, but throwing snowballs have been prohibited in schools since 1992



If that's true (not that I'm accusing you, I just didn't find the statute when I looked) it's apparently not very rigidly enforced. Why would this be the case? Rocks and ice in snowballs?


It's not a law passed by the storting, just common practice in schools to not let kids e.g. throw rocks at each other (or anything with the potential to be as dense as a rock, like wet snow). There used to be at least 1 or 2 cases a year in each primary school where kids would take a hit to the face, and eyes, which would result in black eyes, or corneal abrasion. There's also times during first snow that kids, due to carelessness, get pebbles mixed up in their snowballs. And, there was also a couple of cases across the country where some kids would take wet snow, squeeze them as tightly as they could, and put them in freezers over night (these things were as heavy as rocks, and would remain intact no matter how hard they were flung at walls).

A teacher did yell at me in the 90s for picking up loose (powder) snow and throwing it back into the air. I did not intend to make a snowball, or throw this powder snow at anyone, but my actions were treated as if I was a bastard child who had broken a window on purpose, or as if I was planning to set the school on fire.
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Posted 8/26/16

Hrafna wrote:

It's not a law passed by the storting, just common practice in schools to not let kids e.g. throw rocks at each other (or anything with the potential to be as dense as a rock, like wet snow). There used to be at least 1 or 2 cases a year in each primary school where kids would take a hit to the face, and eyes, which would result in black eyes, or corneal abrasion. There's also times during first snow that kids, due to carelessness, get pebbles mixed up in their snowballs. And, there was also a couple of cases across the country where some kids would take wet snow, squeeze them as tightly as they could, and put them in freezers over night (these things were as heavy as rocks, and would remain intact no matter how hard they were flung at walls).

A teacher did yell at me in the 90s for picking up loose (powder) snow and throwing it back into the air. I did not intend to make a snowball, or throw this powder snow at anyone, but my actions were treated as if I was a bastard child who had broken a window on purpose, or as if I was planning to set the school on fire.


I thought it might be something like that, but one never knows. Legislatures have taken up stranger stuff. Thanks for the information.
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