Children in their kindergarten classes should be learning letters, numbers, shapes, and socialization skills. But today, they’re also learning how to survive school shootings. A poster of a lockdown song in one kindergarten classroom in the US proves this.
More than 20 school shootings have taken place this year alone. Educators are doing what they can to teach young students what they have to do in case an active shooter enters their schools. They shouldn’t have to teach lockdown drills because children should be safe in these institutions, but that’s not the case.
Just recently, Georgy Cohen, a mother of a child who will be entering kindergarten in the next school year, posted a photo of a classroom she visited.
A poster can be seen hanging on the chalkboard, and it has lyrics to a song about classroom lockdowns during an active shooting. It’s chilling and heartbreaking to see the lyrics written in colorful markers. Cohen captioned her photo:
“This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom.”
The song contains instructions on what children should do during an active shooting. The lyrics go:
Lock the door.
Shut the lights off.
Say no more.
Go behind the desk and hide.
Wait until it’s safe inside.
It’s all done.
Now it’s time to have some fun!”
Cohen also revealed that her child had already been taught lockdown drills in pre-kindergarten classes.
Cohen’s post has gone viral and has sparked a conversation about children’s safety in schools. Many parents chimed in and expressed their concern and disappointment that children 5 years old and below have to learn such things. Cohen also encouraged parents to call their congressional representatives to advocate for gun reform. She tweeted:
“So I don’t have a SoundCloud but I, like most of you, have congressional representatives I can call to advocate for gun reform https://www.callmycongress.com/ Or we can support orgs like @Everytown and @SandyHook”
Dogs Help Toddler Break Out From Bedroom So She Can Feed Them
Because the tot is more generous than mom and dad!
Dogs are a man's best friend they said - and that's definitely something that has been proven and tested. That's why most owners do the best they can to save their pooches if they are in danger. Moreover, dogs are sometimes just too "funny" to be true as they do hilarious things that their owners never imagined they would ever do.
Case in point, Chris and Nina welcomed their daughter Chloe 15 months ago and their pet dogs couldn't be any happier that they have a new member of the family. Golden Retrievers Bleu and Colby or known as Cheese Patrol are definitely the toddler's buddies. The tot's mom was recently baffled by the idea that little Chloe has been roaming around the house in the morning as she's still too young to open the door to the bedroom.
Meet little Chloe and her pals, Bleu and Corby
Heroic Fireman Saves Suicidal Woman By Catching Her As She Falls From Building
He caught her just as she plummeted to the ground.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some simply have lightning fast reflexes and a pure intention to help. Case in point, a fireman is being hailed as a local hero after he saved a woman from certain death. The firefighter did so by catching her as she fell from a building in a suicide attempt.
Tomas Jaunzems was in the right place at the right time. The fireman from the State Fire And Rescue Service Of Latvia was one of the men who responded to a call reporting a possible suicide attempt. Jaunzems immediately sprang into action and headed for the multi-apartment building. The firefighters decided to wait in an apartment just below the woman's floor and prepared for the worst.
Tomas Jaunzems has worked for the National Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia for five years and has saved numerous lives including the suicidal woman.
Man Presumed Dead After Climbing Mount Everest For Hidden Cryptocurrency Stunt
It was part of ASKFm’s cryptocurrency publicity stunt.
A man may have lost his life for $50,000 worth of cryptocurrency. A group of people set off to bury a crypto-wallet containing 500,000 tokens somewhere in Mount Everest. One of the climbers never made it back down the mountain.
AskFM recently launched its own cryptocurrency dubbed ASKT and decided to promote the tokens through a daring publicity stunt. The Q&A online platform sent four mountain climbers to the top of Mount Everest to hide a ledger wallet filled with ASKT. Unfortunately, a Sherpa who accompanied the climbers has yet to come down from the risky climb.