A woman has shared a ‘handy hint’ for an item to keep in kids’ backpacks in case of a school shooting. Only in America could this go viral.
A day after 17 people were gunned down in a Florida high school on 14 February, Connecticut woman Katie Cornelis shared in a Facebook post the one item she insisted her nieces “always keep in their backpacks” – a doorstop.
Cornelis said the item could be life-saving in the event it’s used to keep a door from being opened by a gun-wielding person on a rampage. She said the doorstops became essentials for her nieces after Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.
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“It truly pained me when I handed it to them, and I didn’t want to scare them, but it was out of love and they understood,” Cornelis wrote in the Facebook post.
After sharing the rest of the nation and the world’s horror at yet another mass shooting, she decided to offer the tip.