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Concerns surround anohter Nerf gun "war" in Duluth-Superior area

A game of Nerf Wars in Haig Park Canberra By OzAdr1an from Canberra, Australia (_IMG6839) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
A game of Nerf Wars in Haig Park Canberra By OzAdr1an from Canberra, Australia (_IMG6839) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SUPERIOR, WI (WTAQ) - Wausau is not the only place where authorities are worried about teens playing war games with toy Nerf guns.  

Safety concerns are also being raised in the Duluth-Superior area -- and a game by Superior High School students was canceled so students don't violate the school activity code.  

That's what happened in April in Wausau, where police initially arrested six high school students after a neighborhood woman thought she saw the kids doing battle with real guns.

The students were given $240 tickets which were eventually dropped -- but those kids still had to be in a video explaining the consequences of the game they were playing. At Wausau, it was billed as a traditional "Senior Shootout."  

The Duluth News Tribune said over 1,000 Duluth-Superior area high school students learned about Nerf Wars on Twitter. Superior assistant principal Ray Kosey said a letter to parents warning about the game's consequences. He said a nice friendly game turned into trespassing and breaking traffic laws.  

In other parts of the Duluth-Superior area, students agree not to enter houses with their guns without permission. They're also reminded it's against the law to shoot their Nerf guns from vehicles.  

The newspaper said a few traffic accidents have been reported from the games.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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