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SOMERVILLE, Mass. – A Massachusetts kindergarten class is drawing attention for using a lullaby to teach students about lockdown drills.
Taped to the classroom's chalkboard is a rhyme set to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," rewritten telling students what to do if there's a shooter.
It begins "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more."
Parent Georgy Cohen noticed the poster while visiting the Somerville school Wednesday. She took a photo and posted it on Twitter, writing, "This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener's classroom."
In a statement, Superintendent Mary Skipper and city Mayor Joseph Curtatone applauded the teacher's creativity, but they lamented that lockdown drills have become as common as fire drills.
"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," they wrote. "It is jarring — it's jarring for students, for educators and for families."
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: Krakatoa
You can hardly blame these educators for being overly paranoid!
After all, their living in the so called 'land of the free'... Where even a bat sh!t crazy criminal has the right to be armed... just so long as he hasn't been tried and convicted of a previous crime.
originally posted by: NthOther
Not much different than singing about the Black Death.
Ring around the rosies, pocket full of posies...
It's a nursery ryhme about using flowers to mask the stench of decomposing human bodies.
For what it's worth.