We, unfortunately, live in a world where it seems like there is a terrible tragedy every other day.
And that first tragedy just disappears from the spotlight when the next one hits.
It’s a terrible phenomenon that is afflicted the U.S. One of these trends is school shootings. What’s even worse is that this type of event now has to be prevented in schools so our children are learning to live with fear.
Our children are now being conditioned to know how to react in the event of a school shooting, just as children were conditioned with “emotion management” in the 1950s with “Duck and Cover” bomb drills during the Cold War.
With so much happening these days, it’s hard to really take stock of all the things that are happening around us.
And it hit one mother hard when she was taking a fun photo of her daughter that turned out to be not fun at all.
Stacey Wehrman Feeley was snapping a photo of what she thought was her daughter being silly.
Her 3-year-old was standing up on the toilet seat.
But her daughter wasn’t being silly. She was just doing what she was told.
“However, The moment she told me what she was doing I broke down. She was practicing for a lockdown drill at her preschool and what you should do if you are stuck in a bathroom. At that moment all innocence of what I thought my three-year-old possessed was gone,” Feeley explained in a Facebook post.
Feeley was heartbroken that this light moment turned into something very dark very quick.
Feeley explained that her daughter’s school approaches these drills in a more sensitive way for the younger kids.
“In the schools they are very good about telling them that this is a drill for if someone that is not supposed to be in the building is in there,” she said in an interview with ABC News. “They do not even bring up guns whatsoever, but the older kids understand.”
Her Facebook post was shared more than 41,000 times.
“Banning together, signing petitions, rallying to get your voice heard is good, but is it actually doing anything or just making us feel better about the current situation? We need action,” she says.
Her post goes on to beg for gun control. She offers a slew of suggestions and measures she thinks should be enacted to protect our children and each other.
More importantly, she wants to know how she can help.
“I am not pretending to have all the answers or even a shred of them, but unless you want your children standing on top of a toilet, we need to do something!” she concludes her post.
You can read her original post below.
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