High schools take aim at 'Assassin' game

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

An elite New York City high school is warning seniors it could ban them from prom or graduation — or even snitch to college admission officers — if they're caught playing a popular toy-gun game in or near the school building.

The game is called "Assassin" or "Killer," and it's played at schools across the country, usually in May after exams end. Rules vary, but it generally involves students stalking and shooting human targets with water pistols, Nerf darts or plastic disks until only one remains.

Players say it's a fun way to blow off steam, but some school administrators and police officials fear it could turn deadly serious.

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