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by inviting internet users to play an online video game he created entitled “The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary.”
The game directs players to recreate the murder of Nancy Lanza and those killed at the school in graphic detail, and displays a “kill ratio” at the end.
This game is already re-opening the wounds caused by last year’s massacre. Donna Soto, the mother of slain Sandy Hook teacher Vicki Soto, told the media, “It’s absolutely disgusting that somebody thinks this is funny … It just adds insult to the suffering that we’re dealing with.”
She’s right. There is no room in civil society to glorify atrocities as entertainment and inflict unnecessary pain on survivors who are still grieving over the loss of loved ones.
Some websites have already taken down this game in response, but to make sure it comes down everywhere, we need the game creator to take responsibility and remove it from the internet permanently.
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