A screenshot of “The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary.” (Courtesy: CT Post)

“Disgusting,” says family of Victoria Soto about Sandy Hook-inspired video game

The family of Victoria Soto, the 27-year-old teacher who was killed while protecting her students during the Sandy Hook shooting, is outraged by a new video game that allows you to re-enact the massacre as gunman Adam Lanza.

“The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary,” which directs players to storm virtual classrooms with an AR-15 assault riffle, kill their mother and display a kill ratio at the end, was released less than a month before the one year anniversary of the shooting. The National Review reports that the game gives players, “an 11 minute time-limit to kick in classroom and bathroom doors and slaughter students and teachers as they flee or cower on the ground.”

Donna Soto, the mother of Victoria, is calling on the site’s developer to ban the controversial game.

“It’s absolutely disgusting that somebody thinks this is funny,” Soto told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers Tuesday. “We’re all suffering. All the families are suffering. We’re coming up on December. My daughter’s birthday just passed. It just adds insult to the suffering that we’re dealing with. It’s just incomprehensible that someone would think this kind of thing is wanted.”

The game’s credits identifies the creator as Ryan Jake Lambourn of Australia. Several news outlets describe Lambourn as a U.S. expatriate from Houston, Texas.

Family members of Soto tweeted to Lambourn several times on Tuesday, at one point asking him, “Please tell us how playing a game that recreates how Vicki died would be beneficial? Please tell us.”

Lambourn responded, “Sure, but you’d learn more by ‘playing it.'”

Since, Lambourn has tweeted that the game, which closes with an alert that police have arrived before the shooter turns a gun on himself, is about the “importance of gun control.”

Six educators and 20 children were killed in the Newtown shooting. Victoria Soto was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for shielding her students from the gunman’s fire.

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