A powerful new video by the nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise shows just how easy it is to miss the signs of someone planning a shooting.
The PSA begins by telling a sweet story of two high schoolers making a connection through a shared desk in the library. The video eventually points out, though, that paying attention to them draws our focus away from another story going on in the background.
The spot powerfully illustrates how the signs of someone who is in danger of carrying out self-harm or violence can go unnoticed.
Here are signs to look out for that someone may be planning gun violence, according to Sandy Hook Promise.
The Sandy Hook Promise notes that no one sign is a sure indication that someone is planning violence, "but when many connected or cumulative signs are observed over a period of time," it may be time to get help.
The nonprofit was founded by family members affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, when 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012.