On 13 February 2023-night, while the world elsewhere was busy awaiting Valentine’s Day the next day, Michigan State University saw the tragic shooting happen. A gunman opened fire in two buildings which killed three students and critically injured five others. Jackie Matthews, who we shall talk about in the rest of the writing, is a college student who survived the very deadly shooting. She opened up recently in an emotional TikTok video that she was also at the horrific Sandy Hook massacre that transpired over a decade ago.
Meet Jackie Matthews, MSU Student Who Also Survived Sandy Hook Shooting
“I am 21 years old, and this is the second mass shooting that I have now lived through,” the MSU student Jackie Matthews said in a TikTok video that she shared post the shooting on 14 February 2023.
Now a senior at the university, she was a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut when gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 students and six teachers and staff on 14 December 2012.
Jackie in the said video spoke from a room across the road from where Anthony Dwayne McRae gunned down the victims just hours before.
Still suffering from a “full-blown PTSD fracture” in her lower back from the hours spent crouching in her Sandy Hook classroom, she remembered all the families and friends of the Michigan State shooting. Afterward, she continued with her motive for making the video. She said that just love and prayers are not enough. There also needs to be legislation and action, she pressed. “We can no longer allow this to happen. We can no longer be complacent”, she continued, and just like that she drew thousands of retweets and comments.
Jackie Matthews Age
Jackie Matthews was reportedly born in 2001. So, she turned 21 years old in 2022.
Who Are Jackie Matthews’s Parents?
Jackie Matthews’s mother is Gail Hamaty Matthews and she turned 64 years old in May 2022. Professionally, she is an attorney and founder of the Law Office of Gail Hamaty Matthews, LLC. located in Newtown, Connecticut. Her profile on the internet claims this is a solo law practice that concentrates in town, strictly, specializing in wills, trusts, elder law, estate planning, special needs, trusts, and probate law. Gail is licensed to practice the law both in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. On her company’s website, Jackie also gushes that as an experienced estate planner, she strives to help each of her clients and their families achieve peace of mind by providing them with uncommonly knowledgeable and diligent legal services. All these years, she, in particular, has been evaluating issues relating to estate and gift planning, selection of fiduciaries, transfers of family businesses, life insurance, retirement planning, trusts, charitable giving, health care, education funding, and gift techniques.
Also, there is David M Matthews, Jackie’s father who turned 62 years old in October 2022.
Jackie’s parents seemed to be married and together as of the time of this writing. Also, they were likely residing in Newtown, Connecticut.
As for siblings, Jackie has a brother. He is David Jr., AKA Dave Matthews. Born on 19 October 1997, he turned 25 years old in 2022, making him older than Jackie. He studied at Central Connecticut State University and was living in Newtown, Connecticut by February 2023.
Jackie Matthews Height
Jackie Matthews stood 5 feet and 7 inches in height back in April 2022. This was recorded when he was in her junior year in college.
Jackie Matthews Job
As of February 2023, Jackie Matthews was in her senior year at MSU. She was seemingly focused just on her academics and affairs as a member of MSU’s Women’s Rowing Team. She enrolled at Michigan State University in 2019 and was likely expecting to graduate in 2023. Before this and she went to Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
At MSU, besides studying she raced primarily with the novice eight boats in her first year with the Spartans and debuted at Eastern Michigan winning the novice eight race by more than two minutes over EMU. The year 2022 saw her race in the bow seat of the novice eight crew at Ohio State winning both the morning and afternoon session races with times.
Prior to MSU, Jackie played baseball and ran track at Central Connecticut State and won an NEC Championship as a junior. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was her class president all four years of high school. She earned the Superintendent’s Award in 2015 and the William Honan Junior of the Year Award in 2018.
Jackie speaks both Spanish and Arabic.
Is Jackie Matthews Dating Anyone?
By the time of this writing, Jackie Matthews’s relationship status was unclear. If she had been dating anyone, she did not reveal.
When Is Jackie Matthews’s Birthday?
Jackie Matthews’s birthday was not known until the time of this writing.
Where Is Jackie Matthews From?
Jackie Matthews hails from Newton, which is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the United States. While Jackie’s only brother Dave mentioned Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as his hometown.
Is Jackie Matthews On Instagram And TikTok?
Jackie Matthews could not be located on Instagram as of 15 February 2023. But, she did seem active on ‘Jackie Matthews’ Facebook, on Twitter @Matthewssjackie, and on TikTok @jmattttt. The latter was kept private and entertained 7606 followers and 498.3K likes.