Abbott Elementary: Creator and fans reject school shooting concept episode after Uvalde tragedy

Following the tragedy in Uvalde on Tuesday that took the lives of 21 people, including 19 children, some fans have looked to the TV for answers. And more specifically the hit freshman show, Abbott Elementary, to do an episode focusing on school shootings.

“Abbott” creator Quinta Brunson rejected the idea, answering below..

It’s not surprising. Abbott Elementary was an investment in optimism and happiness during it’s first season. The story of a faculty at an underfunded Philadelphia school gave us some of the biggest laughs and heartwarming moments of the year. Fans are already waiting for the second season.

And those fans were also supportive of Brunson’s decision…

What do you think? Is a show like Abbott Elementary the medium to talk about gun violence? Let me know in the comments below.

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