Me- How was your day?
W- Good. We went into lock down today. (nonchalantly)
Me- Drill or real?
W- Oh, it was a real one.
Me- Why? (wondering why the school hadn't called yet)
W- Someone robbed a bank.
Me- What, when?
W- We were in the lunch room, and the principal came on the intercom and said that the school was in lock down, and this is NOT a drill.
Me- Did you get to finish eating your lunch?
W- Yeah. But they closed all the blinds and the lunch lady ran around locking the doors. Why did they close the blinds?
Me- They don't want anyone to know there are kids in there.
W- Oh. Well we ate and then walked to the room and locked the door.
Me- How long were y'all in lock down?
W- Thirty minutes. Then he came back on the intercom and said we could go to recess. And everyone cheered.
If school would have had lock downs when I was little, we would have freaked out. Then again, the town I grew up in doesn't even have a bank. lol.