IN CONTROVERSIAL EFFORT TO STOP VIOLENCE, OHIO TRIES SCHOOL BARRICADES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

IN CONTROVERSIAL EFFORT TO STOP VIOLENCE, OHIO TRIES SCHOOL BARRICADES

Across the country, some students have returned to school to find their classroom doors and, in some cases, windows look a little more intimidating. In the face of alarm over the threat of mass school shootings, the barricades have gone up, literally.

Some of the more popular products stop school door movement at the bottom by using an anchor pin drilled into the floor. Others employ a bar that barricades the door in the center, while still more use a sleeve on the door’s closer arm at the top of most classroom doors. They all work by reinforcing the door, making it virtually impossible for an intruder to break through.

But the trend toward classroom barricades has many building code experts and school security specialists concerned and has spurred accusations of putting politics over safety. The issue has boiled over in Ohio, where an obscure state agency is butting up against the powerful legislature in a debate over the safety of such devices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is "Common Core" decision making at its worst, and is obviously a decision made by people with a pathological inability to think a scenario through to its logical conclusions.

These barricades could horrifically hamper any attempt at evacuation of a room where there is a problem, and put kids' and teachers' lives further at risk.

Were I a parent in a school where the barricades were either about to be installed, or were installed, I would pull my kid out that school so quickly that the heads of all school administrators would be spinning at warp speed.

This is not about "education"; it is about control and indoctrination, and how these barricades were "to make the children and teachers more safe", when in reality they will not.

And what happens, please, if these devices do not work in case of a fire?!? Yeah, you guessed it.

Kids and teachers burn to death in a classroom that cannot be evacuated.

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