Video: Can you spot the signs? Sandy Hook nonprofit launches gun violence PSA

The group says that recognizing the signs of potential gun violence could stop an attack

By Police1 Staff

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A nonprofit founded by family members who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre have launched a new gun violence PSA. 

The video depicts a new relationship forming at a high school school.  Hidden in the background of the scenes, a student can be seen plotting an attack. Sandy Hook Promise told Fox61 that the short film was based on research on practices that help protect children from gun violence in their communities. 

The news station reported that the group’s intent “is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children and prevent the senseless, tragic loss of life.”
“Almost 4 years after the tragedy that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School, there continues to be no reduction in the number of gun violence acts committed each and every day,” a statement from Sandy Hook Promise read.

Sandy Hook Promise Managing Director Nicole Hockley told the news station that she believes the PSA could prevent future school violence. 

“Knowing that my son’s death was preventable but no one recognized the signs and was able to connect them to give the shooter help, that’s part of what drives me to ensure that other families don’t suffer this same tragedy,” Hockley said.

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