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updated: 4/29/2014 11:32 PM

School official says Nerf gun citations dropped

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WAUSAU, Wis. -- A school official says 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 resident 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 said the students who were originally issued $240 disorderly conduct citations will not be suspended from any school activities.

WSAW-TV reports Wausau Police Chief Jeff Hardel says his officers did what they felt was right, based on the amount of information they had, and he supports them.

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