Web host removes sites of school shooting game


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

Acid Software says 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 webpages of two online platforms after complaints by parents of children killed in the Newtown and Parkland, Florida, school shootings.

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