A school district in Texas apologized to outraged parents after giving students the following: winnie the pooh book About how to survive the shooter at school.
Cindy Campos, a parent whose son attends Leslie A. Stemmons Elementary School, said: KDFW-TV She said she was caught off-guard by a “tone deaf” book.
Campos said his sons’ elementary school often provides students with books to take home, but felt that Pooh’s book should have included warnings and instructions for parents.
Entitled Stay Safe: Run, Hide, Fight, the book featured illustrations of the popular fictional bear and his friends Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit. He taught students how to survive in the presence of a shooter on school grounds.
“When there is danger and it is safe to run, you should run like a rabbit instead of staying,” the booklet says.
The next page features a picture of Winnie the Pooh hiding in a jar of honey and reads, “When danger approaches, don’t be afraid. Hide like Pooh until the police come.”
Stay Safe: Run, Hide, Fight (Image Source: KDFW Video Screenshot)
The book taught children that if they cannot escape or hide, they must fight.
“If you encounter danger, don’t stay there, run away. If you can’t escape, you must fight with all your might.” “It’s better to fight together, like Kanga and Ru.”
Children are then advised to keep quiet and wait until a teacher or police officer is found.
Campos told KDFW, “I’m not trying to make active shooting training pretty.”
Concerned parents said it was “very strange” that the school had sent the book home to five-year-olds “without any instruction”.
Campos said the book was given to children around the anniversary of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers.
The Dallas Independent School District told KDFW it apologized for not informing parents about the book ahead of time.
“Recently, a booklet was sent home for parents to discuss with their children how to stay safe in such cases. Unfortunately, we did not provide a guide or background for parents. We apologize for any confusion and thank parents for helping us be better partners,” the Dallas ISD said.
the district reported advocate“The reality facing the Dallas ISD is no different than any other school district in America. Plus, we run active shooting drills so our students know what to do if the unthinkable happens.”
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