Should Classroom Doors Be Locked

Should Classroom Doors Be Locked

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“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#1 Jan 14, 2013
Should Classroom Doors Be Locked to Protect Against School Shootings?
Educators are debating whether locked doors lead to more security or less oversight
Educators and local communities around the nation are deciding whether to lock classroom doors during the school day as a way to keep students safer in the aftermath of last month's mass-shooting at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school..
It may seem like an open-and-shut case so to speak, a no-brainer. Locked classroom doors would limit access to unwanted visitors. Someone looking to cause trouble would encounter a locked door and it may be just enough to get them to move on to find one that is unlocked, some say.
Others argue that locking classroom doors would make it more disruptive for administrators and fellow teachers to drop in during the day to observe, leading to less academic oversight and collaboration. Some contend that locked doors could create more potential for abuses inside the classroom. If all the doors in the school are locked, it could make it more challenging for students and educators to find places to seek cover in the event of an emergency, some say.
The locked door dilemma is felt particularly strongly in the Los Angeles school district, where a third grade teacher last year was accused of committing lewd acts against students behind a locked classroom door, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt was charged with 23 counts of lewd conduct for among other charges, allegedly spoon-feeding his semen to students. He pleaded not guilty and remains in jail on $23-million bail. In the aftermath of that incident, parents in the community demanded that classroom doors be left unlocked. But after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., many called for locked classroom doors, the Times said.

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#2 Jan 14, 2013
Seriously, so this is the solution to school shootings? Locked doors would have saved some of the 26 people killed in Newtown, Conn, or those at Virginia Tech, or at Columbine? I donít believe that anyone can say definitely weather it would or would have not. There is a clear reason that schools have been for centuries targets of those who wish to kill a large number of people. In America today it only makes sense for the truly evil to target a school. Schools are full of possible victims who are too young to protect themselves or prevented by LAW to be prepared to protect themselves.

One must also accept that those who choose to commit these types on Evil acts would not plan to a LOCKED door or maybe just carry out the attack in the common areas?

Seriously, is this what the brain trust in America see as a solution to EVIL? If it is then EVIL will continue to Kill in Large Numbers.
Kidnapped Angel

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Jan 14, 2013
I don't think classrooms should be locked. I prefer as much accountability for educators as possible. Just look at the teachers (both male and female) who have molested their students in recent years. That is reason enough to have an
Kidnapped Angel

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Jan 14, 2013
unlocked door.

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