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Missouri school bans Pokémon Go on parts of campus

Sign placed at veteran's memorial banning Pokémon Go (Source: KY3) Sign placed at veteran's memorial banning Pokémon Go (Source: KY3)
POINT OUTLOOK, MO (KAIT) -

While much of the country has embraced the new Pokémon Go trend, a Missouri college has banned the game on parts of its campus.

College of the Ozarks in southwest Missouri has one of the most well-known veterans memorials in the Show Me State.

According to NBC affiliate KY3, the site sees hundreds of visitors every year seeking to honor those who’ve served.

Lately, however, the memorial has drawn a different kind of visitor.

Because of the high concentration of the fictional creatures, more visitors are playing Pokémon rather than honoring our nation’s veterans.

“We decided to go ahead and put up this simple sign,” Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman told KY3. “It's just a reminder when folks come out to the memorial so they can... pay respect to the fallen soldiers.”

The college hasn't banned the use of the app campus-wide.

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