Aunt shares the heartbreaking reason she gave her nieces a small plastic doorstop to keep in their backpacks at all times

“Sure it’s small, but it can be powerful in keeping you safe”

In the wake of the school shooting that left 17 people dead in Florida, a woman shared a heartbreaking Facebook revealing why she gave her two nieces plastic doorstops after Sandy Hook.

In a post that has been shared over 1.3 million times, Katie Cornelis wrote:

After the Sandy Hook shooting, I gave both my nieces this little door stop to always keep in their backpacks. 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. In light of the recent shooting, I wanted to share this with all parents…and ANYONE else for that matter…to get themselves one (I always carry mine in my purse). Sure it’s small, but it can be powerful in keeping you safe if you ever have to barricade yourself in a room. If a gunman shoots out the door lock it will still keep the door from opening and may just buy you some time. I’m really sad posting this but a security expert shared this tip with me so I wanted to pass it on. I pray no one ever has to use it

After the Sandy Hook shooting, I gave both my nieces this little door stop to always keep in their backpacks. It truly…

Posted by Katie Cornelis on Thursday, February 15, 2018

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