On Wednesday, Georgy Cohen took to Twitter to share a nursery rhyme hanging up in her daughter's kindergarten classroom -- and honestly, it's pretty dark.
"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," the lyrics read.
This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom. pic.twitter.com/mWiJVdddpH— Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy) June 6, 2018
Sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the rhyme is supposed to help kids understand what to do in the event of an active shooter situation.
“It’s jarring,” Cohen told The Boston Globe. “When I was in kindergarten, we had fire drills. It was different, we didn’t have these same types of threats.”
I’m only going to add one more comment to this: the school is doing exactly what they need to be doing, and I am glad for it. My issue is with the political & cultural factors that brought us to this sad state. Please talk to your legislators about the need for gun reform.— Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy) June 7, 2018
This is just plain sad. No kindergartner (or anyone) should have to worry about this kind of thing. https://t.co/c2AseomI0C— El Acordeonachi (@ElAcordeonachi) June 8, 2018
My sister will be a kindergartner next year and reading this absolutely broke my heart. I can't believe these babies have to prepare for this. Unbearable. https://t.co/INIIv9VZtz— Sky🌻 (@SkydollySky) June 8, 2018
This. My kindergartner peppers me with questions after every lock down drill. He is fearful and doesn't even know what to be fearful of exactly, except for a vague concept of "robbers". So sad. https://t.co/j43UYgsMnk— JN (@jgnfab5) June 8, 2018
My latest ... Lockdown drill 'nursery rhyme' shocks kindergartner's mom https://t.co/sUaTkPzOjY— Joshua Rhett Miller (@joshuarhett) June 7, 2018