The good news here is that Microsoft uses a separate set of drivers for USB keyboard and mouse devices than it does for USB storage drives. Thus, you can use Group Policy to disallow storage drivers from being loaded, while still enabling keyboard and mouse use. There is a wonderful article on how to disable USB devices by Hannes Schmidt.
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