This pupil was in a school lockdown and the reason she wrote on her arm will break your heart

School shootings have become a sad fact of life in the US, where 113 people were killed or injured last year, the highest on record.

But the raw statistics can only tell you so much. It’s only the first hand stories that bring home what this means for the day to day reality of going to school in the US.

We mention this because someone called Allison Berkowitz shared what happened when a school went into a genuine – and terrifying – lockdown because of a bomb scare.

And here is what the mum wrote about it on Facebook.

Just unbelievable stuff, and these responses put it better than we ever could.