When children go to school, they should not have to worry about certain things. Being shot is one of those; yet, this is the reality for children in America. School should not be a battlefield. Now that my twins are nearly school age, I recently wrote a letter to them about my wishes for them as they enter that transition.
To My Children,
In a few years, you will be in Kindergarten; I worry about this transition not only for the usual reasons that parents worry about sending their children to school — long days away from home, social changes, growing up — but because you will start to partake in lockdown drills.