Zombie Game Draws Concerns at Mo. State Campus

4 years 10 months 4 days ago Friday, December 13 2013 Dec 13, 2013 Friday, December 13, 2013 9:53:53 AM CST December 13, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Missouri State University officials are trying to decide how, or if, to monitor fake guns used on campus during a popular Zombie game.

The "Humans vs. Zombies" game drew 500 students during a week in October. Participants try to tag other people, who then become zombies. The humans can defend themselves against the zombies by stunning them with Nerf guns or a balled-up sock.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that during October's game, a professor called 911 and put a classroom on lockdown after thinking he saw a gun. And the university's safety and transportation department got several calls on its non-emergency number while the game was being played.

Department director Don Clark says banning the Nerf guns is a possibility but he is not sure that's the right solution.

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