Missouri State University Considers Nerf Gun Ban After 911 Call
Missouri State University is considering an all-out ban on the use of Nerf guns on campus after a professor called 911.
According to CBS St. Louis, students have been spending their weekends playing a game called "Humans vs. Zombies," in which "players try to tag other people, who then become zombies." The game is played with Nerf guns and "balled-up socks."
During a game in October "a professor called 911 and put a classroom on lockdown after thinking he saw a real gun."
The game is played outside. But Don Clark, director of the university's Department of Safety and Transportation, said Nerf guns "can sometimes look like real weapons, especially in low light."
Live Action Society organizes the game and says participants are barred from painting their Nerf guns. This means the guns "are usually orange or lime green."
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