3. Hide

Yes, you usually emphasize following the rules when your child heads off to school. However, if a shooter enters the building, everything changes. In that instance, tell your child that it’s ok to run and hide. Talk about safe places where she can take refuge if she is separated from her class and to stay there until a trusted adult comes for her, no matter what is happening outside her hiding place. I’ve told my kids they won’t get in trouble for this, and I’ll know exactly where to look for them if I need to.

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