At Massachusetts School, 'Lockdown, Lockdown' Is A Nursery Rhyme

It’s not unusual for the walls of a kindergarten classroom to be plastered with colorful posters.

But a poster in a Somerville, Mass., school caught the attention of Georgy Cohen and her husband, Rick Healey – and it didn’t have anything to do with ABCs or washing your hands.

Handwritten in multicolored markers, the neat block print read:

Lockdown, Lockdown, Lock the door

Shut the lights off, Say no more

Go behind the desk and hide

Wait until it’s safe inside

Lockdown, Lockdown it’s all done

Now it’s time to have some fun!

Accompanying the text were three images: a lock with a key in it, a hand turning off the lights and a person holding a finger to his lips. The words, meant to be sung, are set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

Healey told The Washington Post that he and his wife came across the poster while they were visiting the school Wednesday as part of an official tour for…

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