The State Department of Transportation has ordered the removal of any violent video games from Massachusetts' rest stops and highway service plazas. 

The order was spurred by an email sent by a Massachusetts family that felt it was inappropriate for state-owned rest stops to continue to have violent, gun-oriented video games following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The family said they were concerned residents of Newtown might enter one of the service plazas and see someone playing one of the video games.  In response to the email, the transportation agency asked its service plaza operators to remove such video games, and nine games were removed or replaced.