Barriers to Safety?

Barriers to Safety?

Many security advocates contend that use of some barricade devices on classroom doors to prevent an intruder’s entry may create other safety problems.

Fatal shootings and other violent episodes on school campuses have focused attention on keeping students and staff safe, but for administrators, it’s not always clear what is the most effective way to provide that security.

Take the issue of classroom doors. To prevent an intruder from entering a classroom, safety advocates recommend and some building codes require installation of doors that can be locked from inside the classroom.

But some schools seeking to take an

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