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Teacher posts heartbreaking ‘Lockdown Poem’ in kindergarten classroom

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts kindergarten class is drawing attention for using a lullaby to teach students about lockdown drills.

Taped to the classroom's chalkboard is a rhyme set to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," rewritten telling students what to do if there's a shooter.

It begins "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more." A mother visiting the Somerville school posted an image of the poster to Twitter. It has been shared thousands of times.

Georgy Cohen, who took the photo, tells The Boston Globe it was "jarring." Online commenters say it's sad children have to be ready for a shooting.

Cohen and Somerville Public Schools declined to identify the school. The superintendent says lockdown drills are a sad necessity, adding that "unfortunately this is the world we live in."

Click here to see the tweet. Cohen says, "This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom."

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