Saturday, February 23, 2008

University Police Converge On Nerf-Gun Holder

"A long University of Nebraska-Lincoln tradition came to an abrupt end this week after a student brought a Nerf gun into a classroom.University officials said on Thursday that the game "assassin" has been banned on campus, along with all toy guns. In the game, players use a Nerf gun to hunt down another player.When it spilled into a classroom on Wednesday, people got nervous.

"All of a sudden, I saw five or six officers rush into the room," said student Arthur Scott.

Scott was the in class at Oldfather Hall when, he said, a student had the toy gun on his desk. Another student became concerned and text messaged a friend, who called police."They said put the gun down. They started yelling then," Scott said.

UNL police said they had to treat the situation like it was a real weapon because some guns are now painted to look like toys."

ANY excuse to assure they're the only ones capable of defending themselves. I've heard some lame ass excuses for police over-reacting, but this one takes the cake.

A NERF gun can now be confused as being the real thing.

Can't make this shit up.

In the real America, the teacher asks the student what he's got there, the student replies, and it is back to business as usual.

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