She's in first grade. I assumed she was talking about a fire drill or a tornado drill. She corrected me and said it's "a lock down drill." My jaw dropped and I asked her to explain what she had to do in this drill. Here are her words:
"We have to go to the back of the classroom and hide behind the desk against the wall. So, if the bad guys come into my classroom, they won't see us."
How sad of a testament to our society that our schools have to teach 6 year olds how "to hide from the bad guys."
I remember when my son first started elementary school, the front doors were not locked but that happened soon after because a local high school was on lock down due to a gun shooting on it's premises.
I pray that she never has to experience that horror. I will include in my prayers tonight, all school children who do have to live in fear of being shot on their way to and from school or while in school.