Principal: ‘Senior assassin’ game caused scare that sent 2 Port Washington schools into lockdown

On Wednesday, the school received a notification from the Port Washington Police Department about a potentially armed individual near the community.

News 12 Staff

Jun 7, 2024, 10:33 AM

Updated 47 days ago

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A scare that sent two Port Washington schools into lockdown this week turned out to be an end-of-year game for senior students, according to Schreiber High School’s principal.
On Wednesday, the school received a notification from the Port Washington Police Department about a potentially armed individual near the community.
However, principal Kathryn Behr said in a letter to parents that it was actually a student playing “senior assassin,” a game where competitors use water guns to eliminate their targets.
"We understand that it seems like a really innocent game that students in their senior year of high school are participating in island-wide. The risks are simply too high and not worth the dangers,” said Behr.
The principal has instructed all students to stop playing the game immediately.


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