‘Lockdown, lockdown’: kindergarten uses nursery rhyme to teach shooting response

A nursery rhyme based on a school shooting lockdown drill that was taped to a board in a Massachusetts kindergarten class has provoked a passionate online response. The Guardian reports.

The rhyme read:

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!

A parent visiting the school in Somerville – which officials did not identify – noticed the rhyme and publicised it with a tweet: “This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom’.

Lockdown drills are common in schools across the US. Somerville officials told reporters the rhyme was the work of one teacher and not department policy.

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