School Lockdowns Could Have Psychological Effects on Children

An analysis from the Washington Post found that more than four million children in the U.S. endured school lockdowns last school year.

With each school shooting tragedy, schools have an exceptional reason to increase security measures to protect its students. But, are there ramifications to these measures?

According to an analysis from the Washington Post, lockdowns can cause grave psychological damage for children.

The Post reviewed 20,000 news stories and data from 31 school districts in the country’s largest cities and found that more than 4.1 million students experienced at least one school lockdown in the 2017-2018 school year. It also found that more than 25,300 students experienced gunfire incidents on campus last school year.