At first glance the photo below looks like a funny photo of a toddler who’s up to her usual naughty antics. But there is a far more sinister side to this picture that Stacey Wehrman Feeley took of her 3-year-old daughter. The little girl on the toilet turned out to be practicing a gun lockdown drill, taught in preschool.
Considering the recent shootings, it’s obviously a good thing that little kids are taught how to hide during a potential attack, but at the same time it’s also incredible heartbreaking to see the way mass shootings affect even the youngest children.
Mom decided to post the photo on Facebook with the following powerful message:
“Politicians – take a look. This is your child, your children, your grandchildren, your great grandchildren and future generations to come. They will live their lives and grow up in this world based on your decisions. They are barely 3 and they will hide in bathroom stalls standing on top of toilet seats. I do not know what will be harder for them? Trying to remain quiet for an extended amount of time or trying to keep their balance without letting a foot slip below the stall door?…”