A story which Patch broke last week regarding a controversial ball ban at Weber Middle School in Port Washington has sparked a national debate regarding child safety.
The airwaves and social media began to light up with activity Tuesday as the national media began to pick up on the story published Oct. 4 on Patch.
Making national news headlines, the Weber Middle School ball, tag and unsupervised cartwheel ban has since became a popular topic on morning talk shows such as The View, Today and Fox & Friends, to name a few.
The Port Washington school board, weary from the barrage the intense media scrutiny, addressed the Weber issue Tuesday at a regularly scheduled meeting.
School officials originally blamed the middle school crackdown on schoolyard games and sports equipment on safety concerns.
After avoiding comment last week, Schools Superintendent Kathleen Mooney announced Tuesday that the ball ban was "temporary."