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Roseville schools to students: Don't be like Flick from 'A Christmas Story'

This comes after multiple kids stuck their tongues to icy poles.

It's been a full 36 years since "A Christmas Story" warned us of the dangers of licking icy poles in the winter, but kids still seem determined to try it for themselves.

Case in point, Roseville Area Schools (RAS), where a number of students had to have their tongues freed from freezing metal this month.

The Star Tribune reported on the incidents, saying six kids at Emmet D. Williams Elementary have stuck their tongues to icy poles, and just like Flick in Christmas Story, they "panicked when they realized they could not immediately pull their tongues free."

And those kids aren't the only ones imitating the hapless sidekick; Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services tells the paper they receive calls for stuck tongues every winter. 

In light of the story going public, RAS is warning its students not to repeat the iconic scene during their winter breaks:

"Have a safe break, and please, don't be like Flick from 'A Christmas Story,' RAS says. "It will stick, and it will hurt!" 

The school district also gave a shout-out to the principal and staff of Williams Elementary, "who have been carrying bottles of warm water this week to free stuck kids!"

Here's the famous scene in question, in case you need a refresher:

And if that's still not enough, WikiHow has this helpful guide to getting your tongue unstuck from icy poles.

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