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A mother made headlines after taking her 5-year-old son to school shooting drills

Mom's viral TikTok on Active Shooting Drills

Oklahoma mom went viral on TikTok after posting a video of her doing active shooting drills with her 5-year-old son getting ready for school.

 TikTok videos have over 1 million likes. Kathy Walton, a 22-year-old mother of her two children who lives in McAlester, Oklahoma, with her son Weston in school shooting practice. In her video, she asks him what he would do if he heard her principal announce the shooting over the intercom.

The video shows my son crouching in the corner of his bedroom, showing him how to hide in his classroom and use his Bulletproof Spider-Man backpack as a shield to protect him from bullets. I am demonstrating. Walton said: well done.

She also asked her son if the shooter was in the classroom, the police were outside the door and someone was inside. , he says he shouldn't answer. She tells her son that if she can run away, she needs to run as far away from school as possible. 

Ms. Walton told her CBS News on Tuesday, "just in case." He said it was important to give his son that lesson. She feared the drill might scare him off to school, but he took it seriously. He was holding back his tears and trying to give it all out whenever he was in. He was very smart and took in all the information very well.He wasn't afraid of drills, it was "I knew it was a serious situation," Walton said. "But at five, he was worried about the bad guys. And I said, 'No, it's not. It's a little more serious than that.' After that, he could take it a little bit more seriously. I was. ''

Walton told his CBS News he was surprised at how much attention his video got. She said she saw another mother's post online and was inspired to buy her insert in a $140 bulletproof backpack. 

"Honestly, no amount of money is too much when it comes to protecting children," Walton said. "I wish it wasn't necessary and I wish I could come up with a better solution." 

  • Oklahoma
  • School Shooting
  • TikTok

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