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School bans rainbow loom bracelets

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Colorful, rubber band bracelets that are all the rage among school kids are being banned at one school on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

The school's principal reportedly believes the bracelets are a major distraction in the classroom and are causing playground fights.

"Therefore, starting immediately, your children are no longer allowed to bring any Rainbow Loom bracelets or the kits to school," said PS 87 Principal Suzan Federici in a letter as quoted in the NY Post.

One parent reacted saying the ban was "ridiculous."

Some children interviewed by the Post at the school said the ban was "too strict."


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