Disturbing nursery rhyme teaches kindergartners how to survive a school shooting

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Sung to the tune of popular nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the lyrics on a poster put up in a MA classroom will give any parent the chills.

Skipper said the sign is not a requirement in kindergarten classrooms throughout the district and was made independently.

The new reality can be seen a poster of a lockdown song that hangs in a kindergarten classroom.

"Until something more concrete is done to keep school shootings and such from happening, teachers have to do what they need to do to help keep their kids (and themselves) safe", wrote one woman.

Her post had been shared more than 18,000 times by Thursday afternoon and drew hundreds of comments.

Georgy Cohen, from Somerville in MA, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share an image of the five-lined recital that prepped young pupils for potential shootings. "Lockdown lockdown it's all done, now it's time to have some fun", the rhyme, which parents noted was to the tune of "twinkle, twinkle", read.

As CNN reported, Rick Healey and his wife recently toured the classroom where their 5-year-old daughter will attend school next year in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Georgy Cohen, a Boston creative director, shared the image on Twitter this morning. "These are the things they, unfortunately, have to do", she said in an interview with the Globe.

Social media users are calling the poster simply heartbreaking.

But people praised the school for teaching something so bad in a way that would keep young children calm.

"To be shocked by it is important", Cohen told the Globe. "Please talk to your legislators about the need for gun reform".

There have been 23 shootings in United States schools this year alone which have resulted in one or more deaths. "Stay outraged. And if it gets somebody to do something - to give money to an organization or to call their representatives. then great, I think that that's important". In the wake of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead, there has been widespread discussions about lockdown drills that have become increasingly common in the wake of school shootings such as Columbine in 1999 and Sandy Hook in 2012.

Cohen and Somerville Public Schools declined to identify the school.

"It's jarring for students, for educators, and for families", the statement continued.