My son startled me for a moment when I picked him up at school yesterday. For a moment I panicked, “dad, we had a lock down today”. Then I realized that there wasn’t a communique from the district so it must have been a drill. I’m crazy though thinking that there could someday be a need for a lock down at my son’s elementary school. What have we become as a society when this is necessary?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they practice should the need arise but instead of preparing for a fire, in my day bomb scares were prevalent, or nukes coming over from some eastern block threat, we are preparing for someone to enter into the school and do harm. Okay, so they still have fire drills too but you get my point.
I remember the school being a fallout shelter when I was there and they showed us films on how to hunker down under our desks in case the bombs started flying. Not sure how helpful that would be and certainly a complete waste if they were nukes flying over. The fire drills and bomb scares were always fun because maybe we would get out of a pop quiz. But a lock down has to be scary!?!?!
I’m going to talk to my son about this. I’m curious to know what he thinks of the lock down and what he thinks of the circumstances that would lead to a real lock down.
I’m always interested to hear what others have to say Let me know your thoughts.