Dawson College shooting game appears online

September 15, 2010

A new online video game that replicates the 2006 Dawson College shooting invites users to "storm Dawson College with your favourite rifle, and kill those students and kill any cops you can." The game has upset many Dawson students, with one calling it insensitive to survivors. A Dawson spokesperson refers to the game as a "misguided attempt at entertainment at the expense of people who were killed, hurt, and scarred psychologically." The game's creator, who goes by the online name "Virtuaman," told the CBC he was sorry he offended anybody, stating he only wanted to raise awareness about the reality of school shootings. News of the game's existence follows the release of the final report on the aftermath of the shooting. CBC | Montreal Gazette