Friday, May 24, 2013

Press Release - Nerf Gun Wars

Below is a press release from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger.

Our agency has become aware of a potentially dangerous competition that our local high school students are engaging in. 

It has come to our attention that students are competing in a “Nerf Gun War”. The object of the competition is to “shoot” other participants with a Nerf gun bullet, and they’re then eliminated from the game. 

The real danger in this competition is that we’re receiving information that students are firing in traffic at moving vehicles, and furthermore, breaking into homes in the middle of the night, to shoot participants in their beds while they sleep. 

We are cautioning the students that these acts could be considered criminal, and there is great risk involved in breaking into unknown dwellings, when the inhabitants may arm themselves out of fear that a true burglary is taking place. 

We also ask that parents speak with their children about these very real dangers, if they are aware they are participating in this competition.