Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson will not be writing a school shooting episode of the show.
After the May 24 shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 students and two teachers, Brunson said she was inundated with messages asking her to incorporate a school shooting into Abbott ElementaryShe created the television show, and it stars her as a fictional Philadelphia elementary school principal.
It is amazing how many people asked me to write an episode about a school shooting episode for the show. Brunson tweeted on May 25. “People are so removed from demanding more of the politicians they have elected that they are now demanding entertainment. “Are you all okay?” is not a question I want to ask anymore. The answer is no.
Abbott ElementaryIt premiered on December 20, 2021, and it was renewed in March for another season. Brunson plays Janine, a second-grade teacher at the school, with an ensemble featuring Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter And Sheryl Lee Ralph.
Brunson also tweeted encouraging those who requested her to write about the school shooting to use that energy to support elected officials capable of making positive change. She added, “I’m begging you.”