Halton Police are discouraging the youth from participating in a dangerous game.
This game, according to police, is known as the ‘Assassins’ game.
“Police are aware of an ongoing game taking place in Oakville which involves high school students hunting or ‘assassinating’ one another with water or Nerf-style guns,” reads a recent news release.
Police say the “assassinations” often occur off school property, in public, and during the day.
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On a number of occasions, observers, who are unaware a game is being played, have contacted police.
These incidents cause public distress and can also garner an elevated police response.
Some of the guns used during these games, according to police, have resembled the appearance of a real firearm.
“To ensure the safety of students and eliminate [the] risk of an unnecessary encounter with officers, the Halton Regional Police Service would like to discourage youth from participating in this game,” notes the release.