Upper West Side elementary school bans Rainbow Loom bracelets

Friday, October 18, 2013

An Upper West Side elementary school has banned the popular Rainbow Loom friendship bracelets from the premises because the principal says children are getting distracted in class and fighting over them on the playground, according to a published report.

The Department of Education told The New York Post it has no citywide ban on the colorful bracelets, but forbidding specific items at any given school is up to the principal's discretion.

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