A look at what’s changed 10 years after Sandy Hook shooting – CBS News
A decade has passed since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators. The horrific events of December, 14, 2012 catalyzed a national gun violence prevention movement that continues to grow in strength and scope today.
Steadfast in their solemn promise to protect children in honor of their sons, Dylan (6) and Daniel (7), Sandy Hook Promise co-founders Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden are changing the narrative on gun violence in the U.S.
Gun violence is NOT inevitable – it’s preventable.
Through evidence-informed prevention programs, research, and policy, Sandy Hook Promise is proving that we have the means to end this public health epidemic and spare other families from the unimaginable pain of gun-related tragedies.
Learn more about how Sandy Hook Promise is leading the cultural change we need to turn tragedy to transformation.
- 10 Years After Sandy Hook: A Movement Reborn in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
- Sandy Hook families focus on pushing for change, decade after shooting from Reuters.
- The Movement That Sandy Hook Built in Rolling Stone.
- Sandy Hook’s tragic legacy on gun safety takes a new turn 10 years on from The Guardian.
- They Lost Their Kids 10 Years Ago at Sandy Hook. Their Fight is for Life in The74.
- Obama Says He Felt ‘Not Just Sorrow, But Anger’ After Sandy Hook Shooting in People Magazine.
School Violence and Mass School Shootings in the Media
School violence, unfortunately, continues to make headlines. In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and continuous acts of gun violence since May 2022, we are filled with grief and devastation.
Warning signs about these shootings were ignored. Again, more families’ lives were forever shattered. As much as these tragedies brought back their own pain, our co-founders Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley expressed their concerns, urging others to learn the signs, take them seriously, and act immediately.
- In The Guardian, Mark said, “No parent should have to experience this devastation. It’s infuriating. It’s horrific. And strangely enough there’s hope because it’s preventable. That’s what makes it so hard. You’re feeling rage. You’re feeling hurt. Hold onto that. Don’t let it die with the news cycle.”
- In Nicole’s USA Today op-ed, she wrote, “’Our hearts are broken; our spirit is not’. Those are the first words of the Sandy Hook Promise because they convey our pain and also our commitment to turn tragedy into transformation for others. We found our way through the darkness by working together to honor our loved ones with actions to try to prevent gun violence from taking more children from their parents.”
- Uvalde shooting opens painful wounds for Sandy Hook parents – BBC News
- Anger, anguish among Parkland and Newtown families after Texas shooting – The Washington Post
- Sandy Hook Promise CEO: How many kids must die for politicians to care about them over their careers? – MSNBC
- Anderson Cooper breaks down discussing Uvalde shooting with Sandy Hook parent – Anderson Cooper 360
- What it feels like to lose your child in a mass shooting – The Atlantic
- Her efforts have helped prevent gun violence for a decade. Now she wants politicians to do their part – Oprah Daily
- Training to prevent school shootings (Say Something training segment) – NBC Nightly News
- 5/29 CBS Face the Nation
- Weary and doubting, gun safety activists try to trust the Senate – Politico
- 26 playgrounds honor the students and the teachers killed at Sandy Hook – CNN Digital
- ‘Please help me’: Kids with guns fueled a record number of school shootings in 2021– Washington Post
- ‘We owe them action’: Biden honors Sandy Hook victims on 9th anniversary – Politico
- Killed in a hallway, Hana, 14, became the youngest victim of America’s latest school shooting. Will her death change anything? – Independent
- Sandy Hook Promise’s youth suicide prevention bill on track to become law after passing Senate – NewsTimes
Sandy Hook Promise released two public service announcements during 2021 to highlight the significant mental health challenges students are facing during this pandemic. and the impact of school shootings. Both garnered significant media attention.
Opinion Editorials – Leading the Conversation Surrounding Gun Violence Prevention
- Sandy Hook dad responds to Texas school shooting: ‘Sadly, I know the unspeakable pain – People
- On the ninth anniversary of Sandy Hook, we must realize bipartisan action can save lives – The Hill
- How can we honor the victims of school shootings? Listen to the students – Education Week
- Wash the blood from your hands. Stop playing politics with our kids’ lives – Connecticut Post
- I was apathetic about gun violence — until my 6-year-old son was killed – CNN
- Father of Sandy Hook Victim Says Joe Biden Has Helped Him Process Grief: ‘Common Ground’ – People
- Laura Dern And Sandy Hook Promise Co-Founder Say U.S. Capitol Attack Should Be Wake-Up Call On Gun Violence – YahooNews
- Sandy Hook Promise focuses on mental health as kids return to school – The Drum
- Sandy Hook Promise launches campaign to shine a light on teenage turmoil – NBC
The Teenage Dream is Not What it Used to Be
- Not only lives are lost to gun violence. So, too, are ‘teenage dreams.’ -Washington Post
- School shooting survivors speak out on how their ‘Teenage Dream’ disappeared in new PSA – Good Morning America
- Sandy Hook Promise co-founder raises awareness for school shootings as kids return to classrooms – MSNBC
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