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This is the horrifying nursery rhyme American five-year-olds are taught to survive school shootings

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This is the horrifying nursery rhyme US toddlers are taught to survive school shootings

Georgy Cohen, from Somerville, Massachusetts, posted the chilling image on Twitter yesterday

Americans have an incredible capacity for ignoring what’s right in front of them. For decades, there have been deadly shootings in schools across the country from Columbine to Sandy Hook to Parkland. But they never seem to learn.

And this acceptance of violent gun culture has reached such a level that young kids are now being taught how to survive school shootings along with their shapes and their ABCs.

One mother posted a chilling picture of a nursery rhyme being taught to kindergarten children in Somerville, Massachusetts.

“This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom,” said mother and digital strategist Georgy Cohen.

The lyrics read:

“Lockdown, lockdown lock the door. Turn 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,” 

It’s sung to the tune of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’.

The post, from Wednesday, had been shared more than 11,000 times.

Cohen added: “They already do the drills in pre K. Z was excited about it as a game to see if you can stay quiet for ‘one whole minute’.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only example of young kids being taught how to survive a shooting.

Wisconsin politician Kelda Roys explained how her three-year-old was taught something similar…

And there are plenty of other examples…

In 2018 alone, nearly 300 children under the age of 11 have been shot and killed across America, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

(Image: Getty)