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WINDHAM, NH (CBS) – The fight over dodgeball in Windham, New Hampshire may not be over.

The school committee recently voted 4-1 to eliminate the game and other “target” sports from schools on the premise that they promote bullying.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

The decision prompted middle schooler Michael Senibaldi and his brother Matthew to start a petition to bring it back to their school.

I’m just not the type of person to give up,” Michael told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

The Senibaldis began collecting signatures online. Michael also reached out to seventh grade classmates, but he says a teacher confiscated the petition because he didn’t have permission for it.

Next week, Michael will meet with the school principal, and he’s hoping for a good outcome.

“I’m going to ask him how to properly do a petition,” he said.

The boys’ father, Dennis Senibaldi, who happens to be the lone school board member who voted against the ban, says whatever happens, he’s pleased with his boys.

“I’m proud of both of them. They’re working hard at it,” Dennis told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “Wherever the chips fall at the end of this, at least they’ve had the opportunity to learn how government works.”

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