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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– A beloved supervisor of a Long Island after school program is out of a job after explaining the Sandy Hook school shooting to children during a lockdown drill.

And now some parents are launching a campaign to get her back.

As a former NYPD officer, Gigi Kearns’ career included counseling children in her precinct about safety issues.

Now speaking out has apparently cost her her job.

Kearns ran an after-school program for SCOPE Education Services of Suffolk County, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported.

A new lockdown safety drill was ordered by SCOPE. Kearns, a supervisor for them for 15 years at Dickinson Elementary in East Northport, was asked to run it for 30 children grades 2 to 5.

“In the midst of the drill, some of the kids starting laughing. And then one of the children shouted out, ‘We are doing this drill because of Sandy…

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