Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization set up after the shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012, has released a video in hopes of raising awareness of the signs that someone may be planning a school shooting.
The video, released on December 2, focuses on a high school student named Evan and his relationship with a mysterious person. They only communicate through notes left on a table in their school's library. The video shows him trying to figure out who the person is, but with no luck.
The whole video can be viewed here.
At the end of the video, the library has closed for the summer. When he goes to pick up his yearbook, he meets the mystery girl, and they start to talk, only to be interupted by the sound of a gun cocking, and screams.
The video fades to black, and text on the screen appears, saying "While you were watching Evan, another student was showing signs of planning a shooting... But no one noticed."
The video then replays, focusing on a student in the background reading gun magazines, being bullied and posting pictures on Instagram of him with a gun.
The video ends with text on screen saying, "Gun violence is preventable when you know the signs," and urging people to learn more at their website.
At the time of this writing, the video has been viewed more than 2.6 million times on YouTube, 1.7 million times on the video's Facebook page, and has been picked up by major news organizations such as CBS.
The video has also gotten people talking about it, the issue as a whole and the Sandy Hook Promise organization. Some of the reactions can be seen below.https://twitter.com/connolly_eliza/status/805795187582582784
On Twitter, Nicole Hockley, whose son Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook and is a co-founder of the Sandy Hook Promise, stated that the video had been viewed more than 12 million times on Fox News.