Mother Outraged By Kindergarten Sign Teaching Kids What To Do In A Lockdown!

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On Wednesday, a Massachusetts mother’s tweet about a kindergarten sign teaching kids what to do in a lockdown went viral.

While touring a potential Somerville school for her daughter, Georgy Cohen stumbled upon a “jarring” nursery rhyme, set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

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The colorful poster 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!

Outraged by what she saw, the Associate Creative Director wrote on Twitter:


She told the Boston Globe on Thursday:

“It’s jarring… When I was in kindergarten, we had fire drills. It was different ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ we didn’t have these same types of threats.”

That same day, Cohen went on social media to clarify her position: she’s not angry at the school, she’s angry with the current political/cultural climate “that brought us to this sad state.”


According to a joint statement from Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Superintendent Mary Skipper:

“Students in Somerville and across the country know how unnatural this is, as evidenced by their vocal leadership and advocacy this year in response to continuing school shootings… Just like school fire drills, lockdown drills have sadly become a common practice in schools, and educators do everything they can to reduce students’ anxiety and stress.”

They add:

“Unfortunately, this is the world we live in.”

Truly an unfortunate situation…

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 7, 2018 8:48pm PDT