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Nerf gun wars cause alarm in Tazewell County

PEKIN, Ill. - The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department is asking Pekin High School students to practice caution when having Nerf Gun Wars. 

A resident living outside of Pekin called police, saying he observed people going in between houses and yelling something about a gun.

Authorities found 3 groups of people in 3 vehicles, which were later identified as students having a Nerf Gun War. 

The Sheriff's Department says, with the stress surrounding last week's school shooting in Florida, the actions can be mistaken for an actual life-threatening event. The department is asking the teens to stop having Nerf Gun Wars in and around neighborhoods. 

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