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The Reason Why 3 YO Is Standing On A Toilet Is Heartbreaking

There's a reason this Mum's Facebook post has gone viral.

It currently has over 8,000 shares and people are taking about it around the world.

Stacey Wehrman Feeley was walking passed her bathroom one day when she spotted her three year old daughter standing on top of the toilet leaning against the wall.

Initially Stacey thought her little girl was just being a bit silly and she snapped a pic to send to her husband.

However all is not what it seems with this pic, and you'll start to understand more once you realise it was taken in the US.

It turns out that Stacey's daughter was practicing for a lockdown drill at her preschool and this is what she was told to do if she became trapped in a bathroom.

As soon as Stacey discovered this, she broke down, knowing that her little girls' innocence is now gone forever.

Stacey then took to Facebook to call for tighter gun control laws and called out politicians while she was at it.

She paints a very bleak picture of just exactly what would happen if her toddler, along with others, were trapped one day by a ginman.

"They are barely 3 and they will hide in bathroom stalls standing on top of toilet seats. I do not know what will be harder for them? Trying to remain quiet for an extended amount of time or trying to keep their balance without letting a foot slip below the stall door?" Stacey asks.

People are commenting that the photo serves as a heartbreaking reminder of the lives lost as a result of the Sandyhook Elementary school shooting in 2012 and more recently of the stories that came after the Orlando shooting as people tried to conceal their presence in various bathroom stalls.

It's pretty terrifying stuff but perhaps it's a reflection of the world we live in today.

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