A jarring/graphic PSA warning of the dangers of school shootings was released this week by Non-Profit "Sandy Hook Promise"
From the Washington Post:
“Back to School” debuted on NBC during the Wednesday morning broadcast of the “Today” show alongside an interview with Sandy Hook Promise co-founder Nicole Hockley. Hockley’s 6-year-old son, Dylan, was among the 20 children and six adults who were killed in theDecember 2012 shootingat Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
“At the end, the girl with the phone gets me every time,”Hockley said on “Today,”referencing the ad’s final scene, where a young girl huddles in a bathroom stall to text her mom “I love you” as she hides from a gunman.
“We don’t want people to turn away from it, so pretending it doesn’t exist is not going to solve it,” Hockley said, explaining the group’s motivation for choosing an ad that even she admits is hard to watch.
See the PSA below