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One or more students could face misdemeanor charges in Merrimack, New Hampshire because of a high school tradition that some say went too far.

Every year, seniors at Merrimack High School play a game called senior assassins, where students stalk each other for their chance to shoot each other with water guns. This week, police got involved after a student backed out of his driveway and rammed another student’s car.

“The student that was trying to leave his driveway was the target assassin of the squirt gun,” said Lt. Dean Kilkelly of the Merrimack Police Department. “Out concern is that it’s escalating to the point where someone might get hurt, property is getting damaged.”

In past years, police also fielded calls from people about teens hopping fences and sneaking into homes.

Do you think the game should be allowed to continue, or is it nothing more than seniors having fun? Share your comments below, and watch for them on WBZ News in the Morning from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.

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