|Posted on May 21, 2019 at 3:50 PM|
Classroom intruder locks, locks that can be locked in the outside by using a key in the inside, are one solution to the active shooter problem taking place in school campuses. In the even the classrooms need to be locked down because of an emergency, the teacher can take her key, insert it into the inside lock cylinder, turn it, and lock down the outside lock handle. She can do this without having to leave the room and lock the door from the outside.
Okay. The classroom intruder lock is a good idea, although an expensive one. But, if it were up to me - unfortunately it's up to the codes people - I wouldn't have an intruder lock on my classroom door as the be-all-end-all answer to the active shooter problem. Here's why: