This past week, my 9-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son experienced a “lockdown” drill. When the kids heard the announcement “Code Red,” everyone ran to a pre-determined hiding place. According to my daughter, everyone needs to practice hiding behind coats and being quiet in case there’s a person with a gun in the school looking for them.
Is this disturbing to anyone else out there? When I was a kid, we had fire drills and an occasionally earthquake drill, but we didn’t have to practice hiding out from armed and dangerous roaming gunmen.