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Merrimack police warn students playing 'Assassins' game
The game, which involves students stalking and shooting human targets with water guns, could go too far and may lead to tragedy, said police and school officials.
The game’s popularity has grown throughout the nation and gets going with the warmer weather. While rules vary, the activity is well organized with different layers, said Johnson. He said the game — if it goes too far — could potentially be in violation of certain laws.
On Wednesday evening, two participants collided their vehicles while trying to eliminate an opponent, said Capt. Peter Albert.
Police said the incident was “a serious error in judgment, and the involved parties are extremely lucky that no one was seriously injured during the collision.”
In past years, Albert said citizens were reporting suspicious individuals in their yards at night, which turned out to be teens climbing fences and cutting through yards to ambush fellow players. While the senior class organizes the game and is aware of its guidelines and rules, Albert said that the rest of the community may not be familiar with what is taking place.
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