by Cleveland School Remembers.org
As students and teachers return to school this year, they have more to think about than academics.
Planning for school lockdowns has become a part of teacher preparation for the school year. Some teachers are sewing or buying cheerful “lockdown curtains”. Others are putting together “drill bags” which give students something to do during long lockdowns. One district collected lollipops so the experience would be a sweet one for students. After experiencing a lockdown, another teacher put together a booklet to help teachers respond to “shootings and other traumas”.