On the page titled 'hide', Pooh can be seen hiding his head in a pot of honey.
Four-year-olds in Texas are given books about Winnie the Pooh that teach them how to respond to potential school shooters.
The book Stay Safe, which was distributed to elementary school students in the Dallas area, advises students “run, hide, fight” if an armed criminal enters their building.
The slogan is used by the FBI to alert those in a situation of active shooting.
The Guardian reported that the book, created by a law enforcement consulting firm, was sent home to students in their backpacks without discussion with either parents. nor with teachers.
The material says that: “If there is danger, let Winnie the Pooh and his team show you what to do: run, hide, fight.” . He can use Winnie the Pooh characters in his content as they have been in the public domain in the US since early 2022.
One page of the material reportedly reads: “If it's safe to leave, we should RUN like a Rabbit instead of staying… If danger is around, don't be afraid, HIDE like Pooh does until the police show up.”
On a page titled “Hide,” Pooh can be seen hiding his head in a pot of honey.
An elementary school teacher told the publication: “It worries me a lot and it was very uncomfortable because for the entire content of the book.”
The book was sent home to young students on the first anniversary of Uvalde, the Texas elementary school mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers.
The shooting took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last year. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP. than this book. This is an imposition on children.”
Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, criticized the material on social networks.
“Winnie the Pooh is now teaching the kids of Texas how to actively shoot because elected officials don't have the guts to keep our kids safe. and pass gun safety laws based on common sense,” he said.
On one page of the book, the characters of Kangi and baby Roo are depicted in red boxing gloves with the words: “If danger catches up with us, do not stay, run away. If we cannot leave, we must fight with all our might.”
The word "fight" capital and red letters. On the next page, students are told to “no fuss” when the danger has passed, but instead they are told to wait until a teacher or the police finds them.
There have been at least 199 mass shootings in the United States. USA as of 2023, according to the non-profit group Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as any in which four or more people are injured or killed, not counting the shooter.
Status Texas has some of the most lenient laws on weapons in the United States.