Skip to main content

View Diary: Today everything changed at school. (183 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I lock the entrance doors from the outside (3+ / 0-)

    to my house, but I don't lock the interior doors to the rooms. Locking the doors to classrooms seems extreme and unnecessary, especially in the kind of community you describe.

    When I taught years ago in several small communities, hall passes were required, but that was to keep unsupervised kids from getting into trouble, not to protect them from intruders.

    •  Well (0+ / 0-)

      you don't expect a shooter to go up and down the halls in your house.  Sadly, that is what happens in schools.  Locking the door is no big deal.  Why do you think it is a big deal?  It keeps people from coming in.  Any student can turn the doorknob and get out.  Where is the problem here?

      •  When a student returns to the classroom (0+ / 0-)

        after a trip to the restroom (with a hall pass), they would have to knock on the door and disrupt the class in order to be re-admitted. (I can visualize some students who would then make an ostentatious entrance.) Of course, in primary grade classrooms with a restroom attached, that would not be an issue.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site