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What You Can Do To Prevent School Shootings

School shootings are not inevitable. They are preventable.

Disclaimer: ** Please note that this PSA contains graphic content related to school shootings. If you feel this subject matter may be too difficult for you, you may choose not to watch this video. This PSA is not a part of our Know the Signs programs and will not be shown to students in our educational communications. **

Together, You Can Help Save More Lives

Back-to-school season should be a time of nervous excitement for what’s to come. And yet students and families are often also reminded of the fear of possible violence at school. Now more than ever, students are relying on our programs to help protect them from school shootings, violence and other harmful acts. But we can only expand our lifesaving work if people like you join us and take action.


Learn the Signs

In 4 out of 5 school shootings, at least one other person had knowledge of the attacker’s plan but failed to report it. Our Know the Signs guide teaches you how to spot warning signs and get help.


Support Our Mission

Your 100% tax-deductible gift will provide critical funding to expand our programs and research. With the support of generous people like you, we can protect millions more students across America.


Make The Promise

Join our movement of over 10 million caring, compassionate people who have made the Promise. “I promise to do all I can to protect children from gun violence.”

Why You Should Take Action Now

In almost every documented case of active shooters, warning signs were exhibited prior to their deadly attacks. When you “know the signs” and get help, you can prevent a tragedy.

That’s why our proven programs train youth and adults to the identify warning signs of school shootings and other harmful acts. What’s more, they are given the tools and guidance they need to be upstanders – to stop the violence before it happens.

More than 21 million people nationwide have been trained in Sandy Hook Promise’s proven Know the Signs programs. Focusing on prevention helps end the epidemic of school shootings and violence.

Through these programs, Sandy Hook Promise has averted multiple school shooting plots, teen suicides, and countless other acts of violence in schools.

Know the Signs

People who are at risk of hurting themselves or others often show signs and signals before an act of violence takes place. Learn how to spot the signs and how to do something about it, safely. Please fill out our form and you will receive our “Know the Signs” Guide.

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