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Father of Sandy Hook victim studying the brain for signs of violence

Posted: 6:46 PM, Mar 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 18:48:07-04
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The father of a young victim at the school shooting in Sandy Hook brought a message on identifying mental illness to try and prevent future school shootings.

“Give me an example where people say I never saw that coming there was always something strange about the individual and it's important that people pick up on that, “ says Jeremy Richman.

Richman started the Avielle Foundation on brain research after his daughter Avielle was killed at Sandy Hook.

"My wife and I when we lost Avielle, we said let’s do this,” Richman says.

At FAU’s Jupiter campus Richman talked about empowering educators with the tools to recognize the behavior.

"I would argue most people have the sense and three insight of trusting their instincts of recognizing when something isn’t right it makes people uncomfortable and instead of addressing it or having some uncomfortable conversation or doing something about it and getting engaged."