‘Disturbing’ lockdown nursery rhyme in the kindergarten class goes viral

A Massachusetts kindergarten has a children’s song for an active shooter lockdown.

(Marko Poplasen)

A kindergarten in Somerville, Massachusetts, has a poster of the nursery rhyme set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to prepare for an active shooter situation.

The poster went viral after Georgy Cohen tweeted a photo of the Wednesday.

“This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener to the classroom,” Cohen wrote.

“Lockdown, lockdown, locked the door. Close off the light, say no more,” the verse reads. “Go behind the desk and hide; wait until it is safe. Lockdown, lockdown, it’s all done. Now is the time to have some fun!”

This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener to the classroom.

— Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy) 6 June 2018

The nursery rhyme was seen as “disturbing” and “necessary” to many online.

“It is a pity that our children learn this, it’s horrible,” a parent told the local news.

After this year it is Park, Florida, school shooting which killed 17 people, and the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting that killed 10, schools at all levels have to plan and prepare for the worst-case scenario.

“I think the workouts are perfect, and I think the schools are doing exactly what they need to do to ensure that our children are protected,” another parent said.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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