Teenage nerf gun battle causes panic in the streets, police call (VIDEO)

Teenage nerf gun battle causes panic in the streets.

 

“It did scare a number of people that were in the area,” said Wasau police department Capt. Ben Bliven. “They thought that there were actually firearms being drawn and pointed at other people, which is very concerning for citizens in the community.”

Wasau residents told WAOW-TV that they were alarmed when a small group of high school seniors began running around their neighborhood shooting one another with plastic nerf guns. Apparently unable to distinguish brightly colored plastic toys from actual weapons, frenzied residents began to call the police to report the menacing teenage gunmen.

“Our dispatch said there were three people with firearms, so we had to respond appropriately,” said Bliven.

Officers say they had no idea that the firearms were actually nerf guns until they had arrested all of the teenage participants at gunpoint. The six students were ticketed for disorderly conduct. Some have since been placed on athletic probation.

Last year, a 6-year-old South Carolina girl was expelled from school for possessing a plastic toy gun – and threatened with “the criminal charge of trespassing” if she ever returned.

Related: Florida Bill: No More Punishing Kids for Playing With Imaginary Guns | The Libertarian Republic

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  • Dustin
    April 28, 2014, 12:20 pm

    For fuck’s sake, Nerf actually goes out of its way to make sure its toys do not look like dangerous weapons and have openly condemned people who modify their toys cosmetically to look like real guns. You know what? What’s the number to NASA? I’m going to volunteer for that Mars mission and get away from all these stupid humans.

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  • Inconsistencies
    April 28, 2014, 12:40 pm

    The war on boys continues.

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  • Jon Pryor
    April 28, 2014, 1:18 pm

    This species is devolving to the point where we’ll be utterly helpless in another generation.

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  • Fruben
    April 28, 2014, 1:46 pm

    UGhhhh, its this issue that was probably the first political thing i ever cared about, and its still fucking stupid. The media tried to scare and the moms usually get scared first.

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  • 1marksman
    April 28, 2014, 1:47 pm

    Disorderly conduct for kids playing? Where is the common sense? Whoever called the police needs a shrink. Where is the common sense of the police in this instance? This is not freedom, It is tyranny. It is past time to take back our nation and restore common sense and liberty. Check out Operation American Spring. I think it may be our last chance to avoid Hitler’s concentration camps right here in this country.( Remember we had them during WW Two also for a segment of our American population because they weren’t American enough for the powers to be. Notice we didn’t round up Germans and lock them up during the same war.)

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