Poster Featuring Kindergarten 'Lockdown Song' Circulates on Twitter, Facebook


It tells kids what to do in the event of a shooting and goes to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

A MA kindergarten class is drawing attention for using a lullaby to teach students about lockdown drills.

A poster in a kindergarten classroom of lyrics to a song about lockdown drills is stoking the hearts of the public and stirring a debate about gun control in America.

The song has haunted the nation and beyond, with the post receiving more than 65,000 likes, 30,000 retweets and 2500 comments, as well as worldwide media coverage.

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The concerned mother is not angry with the school, and is happy with the way they are taking the necessary steps to educate their students on how to handle a lockdown scenario.

"Lockdown, Lockdown/It's all done/Now it's time to have some fun!".

Georgy Cohen was touring her five-year-old daughter's future kindergarten classroom Wednesday when she saw something she didn't expect.

"These are the things they unfortunately have to do", Cohen said.

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Social media users are calling the poster simply heartbreaking.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Somerville Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper said in a joint statement to the Globe that the poem is a sad reflection of today's necessity for teachers to be cautious about shootings. However, she also made it clear that she was not "angry" at the school.

"To be shocked by it is important. To see that absurdity and horror and have that sick feeling in your stomach is important", she said.

So far in 2018, the United States has experienced 23 school shootings resulting in at least one injury or death. 'It is jarring - it's jarring for students, for educators and for families'. "Stay outraged... I think that that's important", she added.

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Following the overwhelming response to the tweet, Ms Cohen requested that people call their congressional representatives to advocate for gun reform or support organisations like gun safety advocacy group Everytown and Sandy Hook Promise.