‘Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door.’ Kindergarten nursery rhyme teaches shooter drill

11 June, 2018, 17:35 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • This is the horrifying nursery rhyme American five-year-olds are taught to survive school shootings

One Twitter user says the lyrics go along to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

It's not unusual for the walls of a kindergarten classroom to be plastered with colorful posters.

Cohen added, "the school is doing exactly what they need to be doing, and I am glad for it".

Cohen's Twitter post has been retweeted thousands of times. When ask what that was, she said "in case a bad man comes to our school we have to help Mrs.M push her desk in front of the door, get in the closet, hold hands & be VERY quiet!"

Parent Georgy Cohen spotted the poem taped to a classroom chalkboard at the school in the city of Somerville.

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"Lockdown, Lockdown/It's all done/Now it's time to have some fun!".

The mother of a five-year-old girl in the United States shared a picture of a rhyme that teaches toddlers how to prepare for a mass shooting, that has gone viral with people expressing outrage, media reported.

Cohen saw the photo while she and Healey were touring the school, where their daughter will attend kindergarten next fall. The government also set up a federal commission on school safety after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year, but is not looking at the role of guns in schools.

Ms Skipper said she agreed that active shooter drills were "jarring" for both children and staff, and rued that the poster - while creative - "speaks to a loss of innocence". Nine out of 10 public schools have students and teachers practicing lockdown drills, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "To see that absurdity and horror and have that sick feeling in your stomach is important", Cohen said.

"As much as we would prefer that school lockdowns not be a part of the educational experience, unfortunately, this is the world we live in. It is jarring - it's jarring for students, for educators, and for families", the statement read. And in place of the usual self-promotion following a tweet going viral, the mom simply requested that people call their congressional representatives to advocate for gun reform or support organizations like Everytown and Sandy Hook Promise.

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