Reminiscent of the duck under the desks trainings of the Cold War years, school shooting preparedness has, tragically, become as prevalent as school fire drills. Now parents must add lock-down procedures along with bullying, hygiene, study habits, time management, and more to the list of school conversations they have with their children. Sandy Hook Promise has created a PSA that forces this conversation even more. The Sandy Hook community, having been victims of a mass school shooting in 2012, believe school shootings are not inevitable, they are preventable. They have a ton of resources that may be of benefit to your child’s school and your personal conversations on their website. Recently they released this chilling back to school essentials PSA. Use it to start the conversation with your child, increase their awareness and their preparedness that, prayerfully, they will never need to utilize.