“Please not our door. Please not our door.”
The door handle jiggled.
“No no no. Not our door. Please go away.”
The door handle jiggled once more, then fell silent. Moments passed like hours.
“This must end. It has to end. Someone has to stop this.”
The announcement bell rang above us, shattering the silence.
ALL CLEAR. ALL CLEAR. THE LOCKDOWN HAS ENDED. ALL CLEAR.
“Alright, kids. Let’s go back to our desks. The drill is over.”