On Friday May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas, a gunman entered Santa Fe
High School. In less than five minutes, 10 innocent people were
brutally murdered, 13 wounded and an entire community shaken to its very
core. One of the 10 people who lost their lives that day was my nephew,
Jared Conard Black. Two years later, that day still plays out like a
We must have the difficult conversations and debates on
topics that at times make people uncomfortable. The public reaction to
school shootings fall into a predictable pattern, and nothing changes.
While we must not forget to listen to opposing views, we are not pushing
for gun control. As painful as it is, I’m compelled to share the story
of what happened to our family and how we are working for change.