Here’s Why the Top Selling Toy on Amazon is Being Banned from Schools

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The fidget spinner is becoming the new "it" toy and not everyone is happy about it.

Fidget spinners are small gadgets typically made with metal and ball bearings that you can twirl between your fingers.

Seemingly overnight, the toys have become an omnipresent part of adolescent life across the US.

However, some teachers have decided that the toys create more disruption than they're worth, despite their original purpose as a productivity tool. Schools in states including Kentucky, New York, and Massachusetts have banned the toy from classrooms.

"Although seemingly harmless, these items are being taken out during class, causing a distraction to students and staff," Brooklyn, New York school MS 442 wrote on Facebook post in late April. "They are also being thrown around during transition in the hallways to and from class, in the cafeteria, and at recess. They are small in size, but can seriously hurt someone."

While MS 442 banned the fidget spinners from school premises, the school said that it would keep spinners on hand for children with sensory issues.

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