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Duluth Police Urge Caution as 'Nerf Wars' Heat Up

Julie Kruse

April 20, 2015 07:39 PM

A popular childhood toy is popping up again around local high schools, and it's causing quite the stir. The ever-growing "Nerf War" is taking the Northland by storm, and Duluth Police are noticing.

The game itself is pretty harmless. It involves players using toy guns to shoot foam darts at opposing players with the ultimate goal to win a pot of money.

However, Duluth Police Public Information Officer Ron Tinsley said they're concerned when the players drive distracted and break the law by not buckling their seat belt, speeding, or running a red light.

"We don't want to be seen as the fun police; however, we want people to actually use good judgment when it comes to driving," said Officer Tinsley.

Last Friday, the nerf war amongst Denfeld high school students got heated with a twitter post stating "there was already a crash and a lot of controversy."

However, Mark Foldesi runs that Twitter account and he said the rules they've posted emphasize safety over winning.

"I try to enforce the rules as much as possible," said Foldesi. "Be safe. It's just a game, and it's just for fun."


Julie Kruse

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