We just had an unannounced lockdown drill a little over a week ago, and my friend and I had 12 kids in my closet, scared to death because the door on her side didn't lock. We held it in place with all of our strength, while one kid kept hitting the file cabinet, sounding like gunshots. What a relief to find out that it was just a drill, but I know that my adrenaline was pumping! My friend and I passed the test, but many other teachers did not. They locked their doors but continued to teach. I can't imagine what may have happened if it were real. Yesterday, I had the other side of the closet locked and locked my closet door too. I want to make sure that my students stay safe at all times.
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