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Poster Of Lockdown Song Hung Up In Kindergarten Classroom Is Too Depressing ?

There have been over 20 U.S. school shootings in 2018 alone. Teachers, very aware of this fact, have been taking extra steps to ensure their students know what to do in the event of a lockdown.

Of course, the gun violence epidemic doesn’t discriminate based on age, so even kindergarten classrooms have to know basic lockdown procedures, and how better to teach them than with a song? A very dark, depressing song.

Twitter user Georgy Cohen, whose child is about to start kindergarten, shared a picture of one such song from a classroom she visited:

Here are the song’s lyrics:

Lockdown. Lockdown.

Lock the door.

Shut the lights off.

Say no more.

Go behind the desk and hide.

Wait until it’s safe inside.

Lockdown. Lockdown.

It’s all done.

Now it’s time to have some fun!

Twitter was enraged that even children so young had to face the realities gun violence.

Children now even play games centered around the possibility of a school shooting.

Cohen’s original tweet has gone viral, with over 72k favorites and 35k comments. She took the opportunity to post about the importance of calling one’s representatives in the government and advocate for gun reform.

She also wanted to be clear that none of her outrage is directed at the school, which is only doing what it must to keep its children safe:

But people on social media still wished our world was a little safer for children.

People understand, however, that teachers are just trying to help.

Twitter users are making their voices heard in Congress!

It seems we live in a country where young children must regularly worry about what a school shooting would be like.

Perhaps it’s time we take steps to change the situation—whatever those steps may be.

H/T – Mashable, Getty Images


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--