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Letter to the editor: Violent video games & school shootings

| Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

Another tragedy: An 18-year-old father kills his daughter because he was angry over a video game. Has anyone ever thought this action and school shootings have a lot in common?

Kids play all sorts of video games, many of which feature realistic violence. Within these games it is OK to shoot, stab and kill the enemy or bad guy. It is quite possible that after awhile these kids cannot differentiate between reality and fiction, that they get so caught up in these games that they lose the value of right and wrong.

This, and mental illness or any dysfunction, is a recipe for more disasters. I'm not a prude, but parents do not know what their kids are doing on their phones and the degree of violence in the video games they are playing. These devices are meant to make our world easier and more pleasant, and not to serve as babysitters.

There is enough blame to go around, but these senseless killings have to stop and the resolution has to start in the home.

Jack Juris

Buffalo Township

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