Gateway School District warns residents of dangerous driving game



PITTSBURGH - Police and officials in the Gateway School District are telling residents to be on the lookout for teens playing a dangerous game.

Known as Assassins, the game involves speeding cars and water guns. Kids drive around, chasing other cars and squirting water guns out of the windows.

“Every district takes it seriously because we don't want anything to happen to our kids,” said Gateway spokesperson Cara Zanella.

A recent incident, believed to be connected to the game, prompted the Gateway School District to send out a text alert to every family Tuesday.

The incident involved a student who was harassed by an unknown driver, police said.

Tuesday’s alert read in part, “A child's attempt to win the game may result in someone getting hurt or killed ... we are attempting to be proactive with our families so you are aware of this activity.”

“I just think it’s dangerous. Kids need to keep their eyes on the road,” said Donna Reno. “I haven't heard about anything, but I have a 16-year-old who just got her permit and I'm scared for her,” she said.