Wausau school official says Nerf gun citations dropped

CREATED Apr 29, 2014

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WAUSAU -- A school official said police citations for six Wausau West students involved in a Nerf gun fight have been dropped.
 
Wausau police were criticized by some for ticketing the students after officers received a report from a concerned citizen about the group of young people pointing guns at each other. The caller thought the guns were real. The students were actually playing Senior Shoot Out, a tradition at Wausau West, and using foam Nerf bullets.
 
Principal Jeb Steckbauer tells Daily Herald Media the students who were originally issued $240 disorderly conduct citations will not be suspended from any school activities.
 
Steckbauer said without the citations, there's no violation of the school's code