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Friday, June 08, 2018

"Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more." In Massachusetts, a class of five-year-olds are learning this rhyme - set to the lullaby "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" - so they know what to do during a school shooting. Parent Georgy Cohen spotted the poem taped to a classroom chalkboard at the school in the city of Somerville. She posted a picture online, writing: "This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener's classroom."




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The rhyme, which is written in brightly coloured pen and illustrated with cartoons, reads in full:

"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!"


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Ms Cohen came across the poem while touring the school her child will attend after the summer holidays.

She told the Boston Globe she found the image "jarring", adding: "When I was in kindergarten, we had fire drills. It was different - we didn't have these same types of threats."

The picture was widely shared on Twitter, where user Rebecca Watson wrote: "In case you were wondering if we are, in fact, living in a dystopia, just imagine 30 five year olds singing this in unison."

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-08 03:45 PM | Reply

Nightmarish dystopia is right. Congrats gun cultists: you've created a culture in which children get to sing this from kindergarten on and where your flag is always at half mast.

#2 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-06-08 03:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"where your flag is always at half mast."

This is perhaps my biggest problem with America today.

The constant wallowing in self-pity.

It could be prelude to deciding it's time to lash out at the foreigners and immigrants who are bringing us down. Oh, right, that's already happening.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-08 04:06 PM | Reply

Apropos cartoon:

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-08 04:12 PM | Reply

Song is a good idea.

Better one would be nation wide laws preventing the dangerously insane from getting guns.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-06-08 05:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The lullaby wouldn't be necessary if liberals hadn't kicked God out of the kindergartens.

#6 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-06-08 08:05 PM | Reply

The lullaby wouldn't be necessary if liberals hadn't kicked God out of the kindergartens.
.....................................#6 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR

are you trolling libs or are you making the case for the inclusion of the one true saviour, our lord jesus christ?

#7 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-06-09 02:36 PM | Reply

ashes ashes, we all fall down

#8 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-06-09 05:33 PM | Reply

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