- Number of children who experienced school lock downs in the U.S. 2017-2018 = 4 million
- Number of school lock downs in the U.S. 2017 - 2018 = 6,200
- Number of school lock downs, on average, per day in U.S. schools 2017 - 2018 = 16
Source - Washington Post as reported in The Week on 01/11/19
There is growing evidence that school lock down drills are very traumatizing to children which raises the question of whether the benefit of such practices are worth the psychological and social costs.
These statistics also make one pause and consider what kind of a society we have become as a result of our love of freely available guns and what kind of a society we want for our future.
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion and human relations. How does this second principle apply to this situation?