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PSA highlights signs of gun violence, releases on anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting

Posted: 1:40 PM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-11 20:40:05Z

A new public service announcement from the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise comes out this Friday, six years after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The video is shot from the perspective of one student, who is walking through the hallways of a school. It ends with a chilling scene.

The nonprofit group says the ad highlights warning signs, ones that are sometimes subtle, but identifiable.

Some of those signs—as the ad points out—may include:

  • a fascination with guns
  • feelings of isolation
  • social rejection

Families who were affected by the attack--like Nicole Hockley, who lost her 6-year-old son Dylan--say if more people know what to look for, we can prevent more tragedies from happening.

“Sometimes they are very obvious; sometimes they are incredibly subtle, as shown in the PSA,” says Hockley. “And we offer free training to school districts across the country, how to recognize these signs and then take actions and intervene.”