New Ulm fifth graders busted playing "rape tag"
|The playground where "rape tag" happens|
The game is similar to freeze tag, a child's game where someone tags you and you have to freeze until one of your teammates unfreezes you with a tag.
Except in "rape tag," you unfreeze someone by "humping" them, which is what a group of two dozen Washington Elementary School kids were caught doing last month.
In "rape tag," the person who tags is called the "rapist," and they "get points for touching people on certain body parts," according to WDAY.
|Bill Sprung's students were playing "rape tag"|
When Sprung first learned about "rape tag," he says he immediately contacted the fifth grade teachers, who told their classes not to do it anymore.
He also alerted the recess supervisors about the new "game."
The school learned about "rape tag" after students began posting about it on Facebook, according to Sprung's letter to students.
Here's the letter Sprung sent home to parents: