NSBA Statement on "Active Shooter" Video Game

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Statement on "Active Shooter" Video Game
by the
National School Boards Association 

Alexandria, Va. (May 30, 2018) - NSBA today released the following statement in response to the “Active Shooter” video game:

“A video game that simulates a school shooting is alarming and disgraceful. Violence has no place in our schools.

“Violent games that portray violence against students is unconscionable and undermines the efforts of public school leaders, parents, students, and teachers to ensure students and teachers can learn and teach in a safe environment.

“When a company glamorizes violence in video games, and seeks to profit from exploiting horrible tragedies, students’ well-being and sense of safety are threatened.

Public school leaders are dedicated to enhancing safety and will remain vigilant about protecting students, teachers and administrators.

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The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. NSBA believes education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential. The association represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. www.nsba.org

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