A Massachusetts School Is Teaching 5-Year-Olds to Hide From a School Shooter With Nursery Rhymes
A school in Somerville, MA — according to the Boston Globe — has written song lyrics to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star to teach kindergartners how to conduct themselves during a lockdown in the event of an emergency.
A Somerville school is teaching kindergartners about lockdowns, with a song to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
Lockdown, lockdown, Lock the door / Shut the lights off, Say no more
— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 7, 2018
“Lockdown, lockdown, Lock the door, shut the lights off, say no more,” the song reads. “Go behind the desk and hide, wait until it’s safe inside.”
Teaching children to make a classroom appear empty comes in the wake of dozens of school shootings in the past few years, one of which – the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT – claimed the lives of 20 six and seven-year-old children.
A young survivor of the recent school shooting in Santa Fe, TX demonstrated the type of readiness and fear students often live with in school when she told reporters that she was not surprised that her school was attacked, saying: “It’s been happening everywhere. I’ve always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too.”
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