SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A gun safety advocacy group has released a video that at the beginning, looks like any other commercial for back to school supplies.
But it takes an alarming twist and you suddenly realize…. that it’s not.
Sandy Hook Promise was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012.
They created the video to remind viewers that the back-to-school season brings the threat of another mass shooting.
Nicole Hockley is the group’s founder. Her 6 year old son Dylan was killed in the massacre.
She tells ABC News why the video is so important.
“The reality is that they start practicing active shooter drills almost immediately. Tenth grade has only been going on for a couple of weeks for my son Jake and last week, every single day, they had a different form of…hide in place. They’re practicing a different form of drill. And I don’t think parents really understand how traumatizing this is for their kids..and it’s very frustrating to know that these acts are preventable.”
Hockley adds the Public Service Announcement isn’t political. Instead, it’s about learning the signs, bringing the no cost programs to schools and having conversations with your kids because “the kids are seeing things”.