Dear Los Cerros Parents,
Please see the letter below from SRVUSD Community Relations Director Terry Koehne regarding a dangerous game that is being played on and around the High School campuses. Please note that the Los Cerros Administration is aware of this game and have actively discouraged students from getting involved in and/or being a participant. We are also working in concert with the Monte Vista High School Administration to deter the game when we hear it is being played on or near our campus community.
Los Cerros Middle School
February 8, 2013
Dear SRVUSD high school parents,
It has come to our attention that several hundred high school students in our community are currently participating in a dangerous activity in our neighborhoods known as the “Assassins Competition." Students (both boys and girls) work in teams to stalk and “shoot” other students with toy nerf guns. They are often dressed in dark clothing, hoods and masks, and oftentimes paint the toy guns black to look more "real." These activities are NOT sanctioned by the district or our schools and are not allowed on our campuses.
Yesterday, during the early morning hours, several high school students playing this game were spotted on the Alamo Elementary School campus and in the surrounding neighborhood. They were dressed in dark clothing and were hiding behind trees, trash cans and other large objects. Their presence alarmed a few staff members and students, who were unaware it was a “game”. The police were contacted, and are concerned that these students may be mistaken as actual threats to home and safety. They are also concerned with unsafe driving as students try to chase or escape in cars. A traffic citation was issued recently to “Assassins” running a stop sign.
We ask for the community to help in discouraging students from participating in this activity and to alert law enforcement of any suspicious behavior. While the “Assassins Competition” may seem like a harmless teenage game, it could have serious unforeseen consequences.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Terry Koehne, Community Relations Director
San Ramon Valley Unified School District