As a teacher, I know that hard lockdown drills are important to do. Kids are better at doing what they need to do when they have a chance to practice. As a parent of a preschooler, I hate these drills. My kid's school had one today and my kid was terrified, like sobbing and scared, even after it was over. When the nanny arrived at pick-up, my kid was still crying and basically ran to the nanny's car asking (crying) if something bad was going to happen while they were outside. Hearing this makes my heart break. I'm not really asking a question or anything. Just sharing, I suppose.