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Sandy Hook mom writes open letter to Jacob Hall's mother

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NEWTOWN, CT (FOX Carolina) -

As the mother of Jacob Hall begins a very long and painful healing process following the loss of her son, another mom who endured a similar tragedy has reached out.

Nicole Hockley lost her 6-year-old son Dylan in December of 2012. Dylan was killed when a gunman attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School. Renae Hall lost her 6-year-old son Jacob on Saturday, a few short days after a teen gunman opened fire on the playground of Townville Elementary School.

In her letter, Hockley expressed her own shame in the complacency she felt when she learned that initially, no one had been killed in the school shooting.

Hockley said that the news of Jacob Hall's passing on Saturday killed her inside. Her letter went on to highlight the importance of working to combat gun violence, noting that the loss of both Dylan and Jacob were too high a price to have paid for a lack of action on this issue.

In the letter Nicole Hockley expressed her anger with God, politicians, everyday citizens and organizations too misinformed or apathetic to make steps toward change and addressing gun violence. 

She finished her letter to Renae Hall with a promise. She promised never to become complacent with the issue of gun violence again.

Read Nicole Hockley's letter to Renae Hall in its entirety here.

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