BU Today: Sandy Hook Mother, and BU Alum: Guns Are Not the Root Cause of Mass Shootings

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There are very few people in this country, or world, who know intimately the heartache that the families in Uvalde, Tex., are experiencing right now. 

Scarlett Lewis is one of them. 

Almost 10 years ago, Lewis (COM’90) lost her first grader, Jesse, when he, along with 19 other students and 6  educators, were murdered in 2012 by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. 

So not only does Lewis know firsthand their pain, she knows what will come next. Stiffening gun safety laws, while important, skirts the education and role-modeling for children that are the only cure for gun violence, Lewis tells BU Today