A thought-provoking video has been released to raise awareness of the signs of gun violence in schoolchildren.
The short film was made by the non-profit charity the Sandy Hook Promise which strives to prevent gun crime after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
As a viewer, you focus on the romance of a ginger school kid, who spends his days exchanging messages written on a library desk.
Watch the video for yourself…
On December 14 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children aged between 6 and 7 years old, as well as six adult staff members and his mother, before finally shooting himself.
It was the deadliest mass shooting at a school and the third-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history.
This prompted the victims’ family members to form the organisation which created the video, entitled Evan, to show you how easy it is to miss the signs.
After watching the video, I was in disbelief at how I had missed the most blatant signs of a child who was obviously troubled and showing signs of gun violence.
I missed the boy on Instagram who was holding a gun, and when he was watching Youtube vidoes on shooting.
The video reads, ‘gun violence is preventable if you know the signs’.
The Sandy Hook Promise is ‘I promise to do all I can to protect children from gun violence by encouraging and supporting solutions that create safer, healthier homes, schools and communities’.
980,126 people have signed up and made the promise, and you can show your support for the cause here.