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    Boston Public Schools, Sandy Hook Promise Partner for Program Aiming to End School Violence

    A group of families whose lives were forever changed by one of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history were in Boston today to announce a partnership with the city's public schools in hopes that school violence on that scale never happens again.

    The organization called Sandy Hook Promise discussed the roll out of the program in Boston that is aimed at training school workers in potentially life saving programs.

    Sandy Hook Promise is led by family members whose loved ones were killed during the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

    Boston will join other school districts from across the country that is designed to help people recognize warning signs and ways to react to potentially dangerous behavior before it's too late. Right now, more than 2.5 million people have been trained in this program.

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    Nicole Hockley is one of the co-founders of the program. Her son Dylan was one of the 20 victims in the shootings.

    "He is the start of my 'why'," said Hockley. "Why Sandy Hook Promise. Why I go around the country talking to school districts. Why we developed these programs."

    Right now, the program is being used in schools in Miami and Los Angeles. And, according to Hockley, the program is already seeing results.

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