A local school district is warning students and parents about an annual game played by high school students.
“Nerf Wars” is a game where students use Nerf guns to go around and shoot other students who are not on their team.
300 students pay an entry fee of $5 to participate with the winning team collecting the first place prize of $1,200.
Rules of the game call for students not to target players on school property, school function or inside their homes. They are fair game everywhere else.
The game allows for “kidnapping” students.
“Kidnapping, literally is just a kidnapping. You see someone walking to their car and you get to them before they can get into their car," said one Lakota East junior who did not want to be identified.
The “kidnapped” student is then taken to an area that is in play where they are shot by a Nerf gun and eliminated from the competition.
One of the more bizarre rules involved nudity. If you're completely naked and you get shot you're safe," said the student.
The Lakota Local School District does not condone the game saying in a statement, “Nerf-Wars ARE NOT a school sanctioned or organized event. We have great kids at Lakota East. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when great kids sometimes make bad decisions.”
The game is in its second week of competition and continues until only one team remains.