School Game Involving Water Guns Leads to Rise in 911 Calls

A surge in 911 calls has prompted officials in Montgomery County to express concern that a new teen-popular game may pose risks to children.

According to the police, the popularity of the “senior assassin” game is on the rise.

Police added that in connection with the game, there have been reports of “armed” men stalking the streets, leading to emergency calls in Lower Moreland Township and other areas. According to the inquiry, people were just playing the game with water pistols; they weren’t truly armed.

Players take turns hiding and then using water pistols to shoot each other in a game of hide-and-seek.

As the academic year winds down, the Kaysville Police Department has reported an uptick in complaints about the game played by graduating seniors.

The “Senior Assassin” game and its regulations differ for each school in the nation. According to the Kaysville Police, high school seniors who join up and pay the cost are then given the assignment of pursuing another player at random. The next step is for the participants to try to “assassinate” the target, often tagged with water. The winner is the one who remains standing at the end of the game.

The game has caused worry in cities around the country, including Kaysville, even though students often establish limits, such as not allowing playing on school premises or during particular hours.

Officials are urging parents to talk with their children about the game and the possible repercussions of their behavior.

For instance, law enforcement advises against intruding onto someone else’s property, particularly if one is armed. Although the elderly may be aware that they are only playing a water pistol game, people in the neighborhood may see an enigmatic person in their yard brandishing what seems like a weapon.

Reports have come in from concerned citizens who have armed themselves and phoned 911 after spotting what seemed like a gun in a neighbor’s yard, garage, house, or car.

Some competitors have been known to play at odd hours and hide under automobiles.

Parents worried about their children getting into trouble while playing Assassin are sharing tips with the community on identifying players.