One of my biggest fears is that this will happen at my school. I've played out countless scenarios in my mind of how I would react and how far I would go to protect the kids. We usually have about 3 genuine lock-downs a year. We aren't told what the threat is until after the lock-down has been lifted. I do my best to keep the kids calm even though I'm secretly terrified.
Sadly, these blankets will do nothing to protect my students after they leave school. We live in an area where there is a lot of gang activity. Drive-by shootings occur here almost weekly. A five-year-old student was shot last year in his home and may never walk again. You won't hear his story on the news. It makes me wonder how many other child victims of gun violence there are out there that you will never know about.