After Sandy Hook, metro-area schools look at safer classroom door locks
Millard is one of a number of area school districts looking to replace older door locks with new ones that can be locked from inside the classroom. Here, Ed Rockwell, the Millard Public Schools' general manager for support services, demonstrates how such a lock works.
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am
The Sandy Hook massacre is spurring efforts to address a basic weakness in school defenses: old classroom door locks.
At many metropolitan Omaha schools, a teacher must open the classroom door, and, in some cases, step into the hallway, to reach the lock and turn it with a key, potentially putting the teacher in the line of fire.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am.