The daily prompt today is Oversight, and it reminded me of a short video I watched before. I actually think I’m a person keen to details, but I was really caught off guard by the ending of this video.
It engages you with a sweet story of two students who meet in school. Upon a closer look, you’ll notice a kid was actually plotting a gun shooting while you were focused on someone else.
The video was made by the Sandy Hook Promise, which is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. (Source)
They are delivering a very powerful message through this video and their website which states:
“People who are at-risk of hurting themselves or others often show signs and signals before an act of violence takes place. When you don’t know what to look for, it can be easy to miss signs, or dismiss them as unimportant, sometimes with tragic consequences.”
The Sandy Hook Promise goes like this:
You can actually help make the world around you a safer place by going to their website at www.sandyhookpromise.org to join in this promise.
It’s really important for us to keep our eyes open to the people within our circle of influence. A kind word or gesture can go a long way for someone who feels like there’s no way out.
What do you think about gun violence in schools and how can we prevent it? Share it in the comments below.