School Shooting Survivors Share Their Stories


Kamryn Martinez

On Dec. 14, 2022. Jackie Hegarty of Newtown, Conn., knows she will have many messages as it is the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass school shooting.

Hegarty lost 20 classmates and six educators. This year is the 10th anniversary messages of support come from many of those who were victims of other school shootings.

In the decades that followed the Sandy school shooting became a list of others. There were 900 more school shootings. As the school shootings grew, so did the number of school shooting survivors.