LEWISTON — School officials and police think the Lewiston High School 10th-grader suspended for having a bright yellow squirt gun at school was likely involved in a game called “Assassin.”

The 15-year-old student suspended for 10 days was disciplined after the squirt gun fell out of his backpack. His name was not made public.

Under rules of the game, participants try to squirt an assigned target, often in public.

Detective Sgt. Joe Bradeen tells the Sun Journal that city residents have been calling police lately to report strange vehicles and people walking through their neighborhoods, often at odd hours. He says some squirt guns looks like real weapons, which could lead to a dangerous situation.

Schools Superintendent Bill Webster says the game should not be played on school grounds.

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