Students Unveil Back to School 'Essentials' in Harrowing School Shooting PSA

A harrowing public service announcement released on September 17 highlights how vigilance and fear are now among the back-to-school “essentials” for many students across the US.

The PSA, created by non-profit organization Sandy Hook Promise, features a number of students showing off supplies purchased specifically for the new school year.

The video soon takes a harrowing turn, as a threat enters the school, forcing many students to use the everyday items in the face of a possible school shooter.

Sandy Hook Promise aims to not only remember the victims of gun violence, but to also help prevent future gun crime. Credit: Sandy Hook Promise via Storyful