A new video game lets players shoot students & teacher in school.
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)
JB: Are you effin' kiddin' me? School Shooter??!! GRRR!
BE: You've finally lost it, haven't you?
JB: Somebody has. There's a new video game that allows players to stalk and shoot students and teachers in school.
BE: You've lost it.
JB: I'm serious. State Rep. Larry Curry, D-Montco, just issued a statement warning parents and teachers about the impending release of the game and is pressing for a House resolution to alert folks to it.
BE: He's making this up. Or you're making all this up.
JB: I wish. The game-makers, Checkboarded Studios, say the game (School Shooter: North American Tour) involves a "disgruntled student" who decides to become "the best school shooter ever." It says players arm themselves with weapons used by previous school shooters, including Eric Harris' Tech-9 and Dylan Klebold's sawed-off shotgun.
BE: The Columbine shooters.
JB: Exactly. The company pulled the game video from its website but you can see a sample here.
JB: Curry says, "The lack of empathy this game shows for school shooting victims, their families, friends and other loved ones is upsetting and disrespectful."
BE: At a minimum. But what can you do? It's a game. It's a free country. And maybe the company won't release it. Maybe it's a tease to get the company attention.
JB: Maybe someone should make another game: Video Company Shooter: Worldwide Tour. GRRR!!