Prodded by an attorney, Miami-Dade County Schools has banned the use of video games on school computers.

"Use of school board computers to play games of any sort, especially such games as Doom and Quake, is specifically prohibited," Superintendent Roger Cuevas wrote in a June 2 memo to the district's 330 schools.

The policy change was made in the nation's fourth-largest school district after attorney Jack Thompson claimed the games were being played during school hours at one and possibly three Miami high schools.

Thompson represents the families of three girls killed in a West Paducah, Kentucky,...

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