4 Million US Students Experienced Lockdowns Last Year

The Daily Beast reports:

More than 4 million children endured school lockdowns last year, according to a Washington Post report based on a review of news stories and data from school districts in 31 of the country’s largest cities.

Experiencing a lockdown can be extremely traumatizing for children, with some soiling themselves and writing what they believe to be their last messages to their parents.

At least 61 percent of lockdowns in the 2017-2018 school year were related to firearms. While lockdowns can save lives, they can also inflict psychological damage on children convinced that they’re in danger.

Read the extensive WaPo report here.