School shooting video game 'Active Shooter' websites back online

The Latest on a developer's attempts to continue selling a school shooting video game (all times local):

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7 p.m.

The creator of a school shooting video game that was protested by parents of slain children said it's up and running again after being removed by a website host.

Acid Software said two websites for the "Active Shooter" game were shut down Tuesday night by Bluehost, a Burlington, Massachusetts, company. An Acid representative said the websites were running again Wednesday using Russian servers.

Bluehost was urged to remove the sites by Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence group formed by parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012.

The game lets players participate in simulated school shootings. It was removed from the web pages of two online platforms after complaints by parents of children killed in the Newtown and Parkland, Florida, school shootings.

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3:05 p.m.

A website host has removed online sites promoting a school shooting video game that was protested by parents of slain children.

Acid Software said its two websites for the "Active Shooter" game were shut down Tuesday night by Bluehost, the Burlington, Massachusetts, company that hosted them. Acid says it's working to get the sites back up.

Bluehost was urged to remove the sites in an online petition organized by Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence group formed by parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012.

The game allows players to participate in simulated school shootings. It recently was removed from the web pages of two online platforms after complaints by parents of children killed in the Newtown and Parkland, Florida, school shootings.



 
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