BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts has now removed violent video games from four highway rest stops, after a family traveling for the holidays saw a young boy playing one just days after the Connecticut school shooting.
Andrew Hyams and his wife and son stopped at a service plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton on Christmas Eve and saw a boy firing a replica machine gun at a screen. The rest stop is about an hour from Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were killed Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Hyams suggested in an email to the state Transportation Department that the games be removed. The state agreed. Nine games at plazas in Charlton, Ludlow, Lee and Beverly were removed.
Transportation Secretary Richard Davey tells The Boston Globe the move made sense.
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