A Michigan mother who thought her daughter was simply playing while standing on a toilet seat has revealed she was unaware the three-year-old was practicing a drill for what to do in the event of an active shooter entering a school.
Stacey Feeley decided to share the picture, which she said broke her heart, as part of a commentary on modern America — children practicing how to hide from a potential attacker.
“I said, ‘What are you doing? Why are you standing on the toilet?’” Feeley told ABC News. When her daughter replied, ‘Lockdown. You have to be really quiet,’ Feeley said: “It just broke me down.”
“It is just heartbreaking when you think that in today’s world, that’s what they have to walk through and that is what a normal, everyday drill is like now,” she said.
“In the schools they are very good about telling them that this is a drill. They do not even bring up guns whatsoever, but the older kids understand.”
She posted the picture on Facebook and expressed her outrage.
“Politicians — take a look. This is your child, your children, your grandchildren, your great grand children and future generations to come. They will live their lives and grow up in this world based on your decisions.”
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