Sandy Hook Shooting Re-enacted in Video Game

Creator defends it as a call for gun controls


An online computer simulation game titled "The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School" has surfaced, and drawn shock and disgust because it allows users to re-enact Adam Lanza's actions the day of the Dec. 14 shootings.

The game takes users first through Lanza's home in Newtown, instructing them to "Shoot Mother" and "Get AR15 and Clips." Gamers then move a virtual gunman through Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he uses his weapon to fire at teachers and students.

Relatives of Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto, who was killed in the attack, denounced the game on Twitter Tuesday after news reports of its existence surfaced Monday night.

"Please tell us how playing a game that recreates how Vicki died would be beneficial? Please tell us," a family-endorsed account said in a tweet to Ryan Jake Lambourn, the creator of the game.