Oh for the love of Christ.
The game is so popular, Rogers High School seniors Mike Alston and Joshua Shake figured a Halo 2 tournament would be the perfect way to raise money for tsunami victims.
“$380 we were thinking was going to go straight into the Red Cross Tsunami fund,” Alston said.
As a precaution, the boys even got parents to sign waivers acknowledging the graphic nature of the game.
But the Puyallup School District canceled the fundraiser, saying the game goes against its anti-violence policy.
“They never really talked to us and told us where they’ve seen that violent video games encourage violent behavior so I don’t really believe it,” Alston said.
But the school district says they don’t think it’s too sensitive.
“When you look at what happened with Columbine, when you look at acts of violence against young people, I think anything we do that even looks like we’re endorsing violence is not appropriate,” said Karen Hanson with the Puyallup School District.
I can sorta see the logic behind this, but the students went by the books. Even had parents sign waivers acknowledging the graphic violence of the game. Why, why, why?