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Shoes with wheels are a no-roll, no-go at Wilkes

Staff at Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary are reminding parents that they want students walking, and not rolling, in the halls at school.

School officials sent an email message to parents with kids at Wilkes on Thursday night and noted that shoes with built-in wheels are getting popular again with kids — but said students should leave the wheeled shoes at home.

"It is a rare child who can resist skating if they are wearing wheels on their shoes, and school isn't the appropriate place. Inside the building is not a good place for skating and recess is too busy and crowded," the email said.

"Thank you for keeping the wheels at home — or take out the wheels if the shoes are worn to school," the message said.

The email said if wheeled shoes are found at the school, the student will be made to remove any wheels and take them home in their backpack.

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