Today Marks Six Years Since The Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre In Connecticut

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Six years ago today, 20 children were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The gunman with a semi-automatic also killed six educators at the school before taking his own life.

The 20-year-old shot his mother at their home before carrying out the attack on the school.

The victims in the shooting ranged from six to 56-years-old.

An organization formed by the parents of children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook is coming out with a public service announcement designed to help identify individuals planning mass shootings.

Officials with Sandy Hook Promise say many such shootings followed warning signs that were either ignored or misunderstood.

The PSA was shot by some big-name Hollywood filmmakers, including director Rupert Sanders.

The group says the short piece will “bring to life the mind of a school shooter as he plans an attack.”

Its release is scheduled to coincide with the sixth anniversary of the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting in Newtown.