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  •  When I was teaching high school in the 80s, the (4+ / 0-)
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    kids had to have hall passes. And all the schools I taught at in PA back then did not have AC , so we often had to open all the windows and open the door to let the air circulate. Since then , a lot of schools are getting central air conditioning installed so they can kept the windows shut and Locked now after Columbine. At least that is what I am hearing.

    But we had to have hall passes when I was in high school 4o years ago too.  Hall passes then and now , I thought was the norm?

    My sister is in a teacher in suburban Atlanta and they instituted a ton of new security policies following Columbine.  I think they had the buzz in system installed when the new school was built last year.  I think all new schools are going to have a lot of security installed at the time the building is built and maybe even thicker steel doors and maybe even bullet proof windows at the front entrance.

    When I was counseling at local jails,  I had to be buzzed in and I was given instructions verbally and never saw a human being until I was directed into a locked room..doors were unlocked through a system..never saw a guard until after my client was in the room where the door locked automatically and I would see a guard in the hallway. It was so strange and I was given instructions where to walk, turn, go and I would hear doors locking and unlocking behind and ahead of me.

    Will schools be that like someday? I hope not that bad.

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    by wishingwell on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:06:46 AM PST

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