Nursery Rhyme Prepares Children to Hide During School Shootings

This may send chills down your spine. It should.

A woman tweeted about a horrifying poem — written to a hauntingly familiar tune — that she saw posted on the wall of her child’s future classroom.

It’s to prepare for lockdowns in the event of a school shooting.


On Tuesday, June 5, Somerville Schools posted on Facebook:

“Tomorrow is Kindergarten Transition Day, when incoming Kindergarteners spend he day visiting their new school and learning about Kindergarten.”

That is not uncommon for schools, especially elementary schools that have any sort of partnership with specific pre-K programs or facilities.

Parents come in for a sort of open house experience. At some of these events, preschoolers who are soon to be rising kindergarteners are able to see and visualize their future.

Everything is so new when you are 4 or 5 years old, so being able to see a classroom in advance can make your future less daunting.

Unfortunately, the experience caused quite a fright for a parent after she saw this hanging in a classroom.

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To the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” or “The ABC Song,” or “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” read:

“Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door.”


“Shut the lights off, say no more.”

A chorus of children’s voices singing this sounds like the intro to a horror movie.

“Get behind the desk and hide. Wait until it’s safe inside.”

Holy f–k.

“Lockdown, lockdown, it’s all done. Now it’s time to have some fun.”


Some commenters tried to comment that this might be for tornado drills, too. But it is not. Tornado drills send children into hallways, and do not require turning off the lights or remaining silent.

This is to prepare children to hide and fear for their lives in the event of a shooting.

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Georgy Cohen, the mother who shared the image, which of course went viral as people saw it and blanched with horror, wrote:

“This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom.”

Referring to her child as “Z,” which is a tasteful way of discussing your child in a public space, Cohen says:

“Yeah. 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.'”

To children, death is usually an abstract concept. And it very much should be.

For parents and other adults, who can fully understand the creeping dread of a society that allows its most vulnerable citizens to be in so much danger on a daily basis, this really hits home.

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To be clear, she is not in any way condemning the school or the teacher who wrote the song.

“I’m only going to add one more comment to this:”

As you can imagine, her mentions on Twitter were blowing up.

“The school is doing exactly what they need to be doing, and I am glad for it.”

A rhyming song with a familiar tune is great for teaching children to remember simple instructions.

“My issue is with the political & cultural factors that brought us to this sad state.”

Yep. She specifically refers to America’s gun culture and the lack of political action.

“Please talk to your legislators about the need for gun reform.”

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The tweet’s viral popularity was astonishing. This rhyme was a real shock to the system — which is good, because these horrors should never be normalized.

Many people who have a tweet blow up try to garner attention to a personal passion, such as their SoundCloud.

Cohen writes:

“So I don’t have a SoundCloud but I, like most of you, have congressional representatives I can call to advocate for gun reform callmycongress.com Or we can support orgs like @Everytown and @SandyHook.”

That is sound advice.

The whole world has been horrified by these shootings. Regular folks and celebrities alike.


Kendall Jenner: Pregnant? Turning Down Modeling Gigs to Hide Her Baby Bump?

Subtle changes in Kendall Jenner’s appearance have led to plastic surgery accusations. It’s been rumored that Kendall is quitting TV. And apparently she’s turning down modeling gigs.

Now, a shocking new report from an industry insider has come out that may explain it all.

Is Kendall Jenner pregnant?!

Fameolous reports that they received a hot tip that Kendall is pregnant. If it pans out, this could be truly explosive.

The source identifies how they know this, first.

“I work in PR and a high end luxury client wanted to book Kendall Jenner for an event during couture week in Paris.”

Kendall is a supermodel and one of the most in-demand talents in the world.

“We hired a subcontractor and a top photographer to facilitate the booking (as he is extremely well introduced).”

It was apparently this guy who spilled the beans.

(This “pregnant” photo has been haunting us all for a long time)

On a call, this man apparently informed those involved that it wasn’t going to work out.

“And he said they can’t book Kendall because she is pregnant.”

The source explains that this knowledge comes secondhand … or thirdhand … or more.

“Unfortunately, I was not on the call, so I have zero details.”

No details … and they don’t risk identifying themselves.

So … is it true?

Obviously, Kendall has not announced anything regarding an alleged pregnancy.

(We would have led with that; we’re not monsters)

Given that Khloe and Kylie both refused to publicly acknowledge their pregnancies for months on end, a denial from Kendall might not mean much to most people, but it would be worth mentioning.

But we should note that a tweet from the second half of April casts doubt on the idea that Kendall is pregnant.

Someone tweeted: “Khloe has True. Kourtney has Mason, Penelope, Reign. Kim has North, Saint, Chicago. Kylie has Stormi. Rob has Dream. Kendall has lip tattoo.”

Kendall replied to the tweet, writing her own correction:

“Kendall has her horses**”

She sure does.

Plenty of people would be excited to see Kendall pregnant. She’s the only one of Kris Jenner’s children who has not yet had a child.

She’s also gorgeous and, if she is pregnant, it would likely be Blake Griffin’s baby.

But, in addition to Kendall being satisfied with her horses, there are other reasons that this report should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt.

As the insider admits, the information does not come firsthand or even secondhand.

And then there’s the fact that Kendall isn’t showing any signs of pregnancy. So why would she need to turn down modeling gigs?

Here is a photo that she shared less than a week before that report came out.

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We’re no doctors, but that does not look like a baby bump to us.

Could it have been taken earlier and then posted later? Sure. But Kendall was just enjoying herself at Coachella. She was not invisible.

Finally, there is a totally valid explanation for why she might take some time off from modeling events such as Paris Fashion Week earlier this year.

Models have to take breaks or they’ll risk burnout. Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, and Gigi Hadid have all taken steps back from huge modeling events for exactly this reason.

Sometimes, a rumor is just a rumor. Even within the modeling industry.

But hey, at least this time, the rumor isn’t that Kendall is pregnant with Scott Disick’s baby. That would be worse.


Kylie Jenner: How Long She’ll Hide Herself & Her Baby!

Okay, so not only is Kylie Jenner pregnant, but we finally know how the big Kylie pregnancy reveal is happening on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Once that two-part special airs, she’ll finally be able to go out in public and let people see that she’s pregnant. … Right?

Maybe not. As it turns out, Kylie is reportedly still determined to remain in seclusion until the baby’s born.

Though the entire planet has known about Kylie’s pregnancy since September, Kylie — who used to dominate social media with selfies and updates on her life — hasn’t confirmed it.

Or even allowed herself to be seen — really seen — in ages.

At first, we wondered if it was just because she wanted to do a big reveal. We even wondered if it was some sort of revenge, if staying mum about her pregnancy was a way of getting back at her nosy fans.

One heartbreaking reports claims that Kylie Jenner cannot stop eating.

That’s normal for a pregnancy, but, if it’s true, it must be a nightmare for a reality star. Especially one based in Southern California who built a lot of her brand on having a desirable look.

Whatever the true cause — and we’re sure that a number of factors are involved — reports have been claiming for a while now that Kylie Jenner plans to hide until she gives birth.

HollywoodLife reports that Kylie Jenner plans to remain in hiding … and they describe how she reportedly plans to share her baby with the world.

Kylie wants to keep the worst kept secret still very vague until she actually has the baby.”

That much seems clear.

“She doesn’t want anyone to know when she will be at the hospital and in labor, she doesn’t want anyone to get the shot of the baby.”

We’ve heard absolute nightmare situations about famous people being stalked at hospitals and even followed by helicopters.

Kylie’s reason for wanting zero photos of her baby after the birth is for a much more practical reason.

“Because she would like to sell that photo and she doesn’t want it to be a part of the show until the baby is actually born.”

Kylie has a very specific role model in mind for how she rolls out information and media about her soon-to-be child.

“But she is going to move forward pretty much the same way how Kim has dealt with it with her children.”

Meaning, specifically:

“Revealing things very limitedly or not at all.”

Honestly, it makes sense that Kylie would follow Kim’s example, here. Is Kourtney the more experienced mother? Of course.

But Kim’s been having children over the past few years, at the height of Kardashian fame. Kourtney is world-famous, but she’s never taken center-stage like Kim or Kylie.

HollywoodLife‘s source goes on to talk about how Kylie is enjoying keeping this private.

“She doesn’t have many things for herself and with this being her first baby, she wants to make it as special and real as it possibly can be.”

That seems to contradict her plans to sell a photo of her baby … but whatever.

“And then make everything about her private life take the turn to public life.”

So she’ll, what, gradually let people know more?

“She wants to give something to herself before she gives it up to the world.”

That is very sweet. But … is it the whole truth?

We’re leery of latching onto an individual report and swallowing it hook. line, and sinker. But we’ve heard a lot about Kylie’s alleged weight gain during her pregnancy and about her apparent body image issues.

Considering her history (she wasn’t always considered “hot,” folks … and Kylie went through her own transformation, not unlike Kourtney’s, during her teen years and many believe that it wasn’t just puberty), it’s easy to believe that Kylie’s freaking out about pregnancy weight, from hormones and from eating.

We hope that she’s able to calm down and get some perspective by the time that the baby arrives.

And Kylie’s baby is due in less than a month.


Duggars Hide Joy-Anna’s Baby Bump, Put Josh on Display in Bizarre Christmas Photo

It’s no surprise that the Duggar family loves Christmas.

Of course, they don’t celebrate the holiday the way that most Americans do.

As with just about everything else they do, the Duggars keep the focus on their religious beliefs, eschewing customary traditions and designing their festivities as a “birthday party for Jesus.”

But while they’ve been vocal in their criticism of the consumerism that they feel distracts from the religious significance of the season, the Duggars allow for some traditional celebrations.

They exchange gifts, enjoy a big family meal, and pose for an annual Christmas photo.

Of course, that last part doesn’t necessarily take place during the Christmas season.

As you can see in the photo below, it looks as though the Duggars posed for their yearly pic in the warmer months.

Aside from the weather, there are other indications that the photo is not a very recent one.

Josh and Anna Duggar welcomed a fifth child back in September, and as many fans have pointed out, the baby is nowhere to be seen in this year’s Christmas photo.

Of course, most of the fans who posted Josh-related comments were less concerned about the absence of his youngest child and more angry with the fact that he was included in the photo at all.

In the immediate wake of the Josh Duggar sex scandals, the disgraced former lobbyist was seldom seen on his family’s social media pages.

These days, he makes frequent appearances on the Duggar’s official Facebook, and many are concerned that that’s a sign of what’s to come.

But not everyone who dissected the movie under a magnifying glass took issue with the inclusion of Josh.

No, some focused on Joy-Anna Duggar and the way she’s positioned in the shot.

As you’ve likely heard by now Joy-Anna is pregnant with her first child, and there’s some debate as to how far along she is.

Joy says she got pregnant on her honeymoon, but many believe she actually got knocked up prior to marrying Austin Forsyth back in May.

If that’s the case, it would mean that Joy and Austin violated the Duggar’s famous rules of courtship.

The family’s efforts to remove Joy from the public eye and hide her baby bump in photos has only fueled speculation that the 20-year-old newlywed is misleading fans.

And then there’s the matter of Derick Dillard.

Dillard was recently fired by TLC after launching a homophoboic tirade against fellow network star Jazz Jennings on Twitter.

Many feel that Derick should be removed not only from the show, but from all Duggar-related media.

Clearly, the Duggars themselves disagree.

Yes, these days the Duggars can’t even post a Christmas photo without sparking numerous debates on social media.

It’s all in a day’s work for the ultra-conservative clan.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.


Kylie Jenner: I’m Just Gonna Hide Until My Baby’s Born!

This might break Kris Jenner’s heart.

You know how Kylie Jenner is pregnant, but refuses to confirm it — even when she’s been spotted out and about with a baby bump?

Well, now we know how long she intends to keep this to herself. In fact, we know when she’s planning to announce her baby news … and you won’t believe it.

People reports that their source informs them that Kylie wants to keep things relatively private for the next long while.

Specifically, their source says:

“Kylie wants to disappear and be out of the spotlight and focus on her health and happiness.”

Health and happiness are important, we’ll give her that.

But how long is she going to keep teasing fans about her pregnancy?

“Kylie isn’t going to publicly address her pregnancy until she gives birth.”

That is … technically her business but also laughably ridiculous. The entire world knows that she’s pregnant.

“She’s not doing any public appearances and just wanted to take six months off”

Taking time off is fine … though we wonder how it might impact her brand. Maybe she’s counting on her baby to balance things out?

Most shocking of all was this tidbit:

Apparently, Kylie’s baby shower “was organized just five days before it happened.”

That is … almost incomprehensible.

Maybe Kylie was unsure of whether or not to have one or maybe she was prompted to do it by Kim Kardashian’s baby shower or maybe she wanted to keep it quiet, but … wow.

Personally, I try to plan going to dinner or a movie days in advance. If I were planning a baby shower, I’d start the day that the pregnancy was announced … if not sooner.

We can understand a new mother’s desire to focus on her pregnancy and new baby, but … six months?

Kylie Jenner hasn’t spent six months out of the spotlight since she was in elementary school.

Now, everybody is totally entitled to a break.

That includes reality stars. They work a lot to get footage for their show, and then there are promotional gigs and the constant social media presence.

Anyone would want a vacation, right?

Especially someone who’s pregnant.

But … six months is a lot of time to all but disappear from the world, especially when the whole world is accustomed to seeing you give multiple updates on your life every day.

And there’s no telling how this could impact Kylie’s wildly successful makeup business. So … this is a little confusing.

But it makes sense when you think about what we’ve heard about Kylie feeling insecure over her pregnant body.

“Kylie is only trusting her closest friends and her sisters right now.”

That’s usually a good policy to keep.

“She wants to reveal things on her own terms but she’s, of course, having fun teasing everyone.”

From selfies that only capture her face to photos featuring massively oversized shirts to remaining a shut-in most of the time, Kylie’s definitely doing a lot of teasing.

“She knows all the attention is on her and her baby bump, but she won’t share until she wants to.”

That’s her right, even if some of her fans feel that she’s mocking them for being interested in the life that she’s openly shared with them until very recently.