Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Ideas? We need to keep every student safe.
One of my friends who is an elementary school teacher told me the Miami Dade Police Department wants Miami Dade County Schools to lock the doors to protect the students. The Miami Dade Fire Department told her this is a bad idea in case of a large fire. There has to be a solution which will cost money, and so what. Our children should be safe. If the school system would place an alarm system that unlocks itself at the first sign of heat or smoke, is an option. Braddock High School locks all doors when their school is in session, and students have to pass through the office to attend class if their even late a few minutes. One area of the school has an entrance and exit for all students plus factuality. I used to climb in through the back class room window, and sneak into my homeroom chair at Southwest High School. Then my son spoke of a situation where he did the same thing. I asked him is this was the front class room in wing C. He said yes and look surprised. The point is, the windows didn’t lock and needed repair. Does anyone have further suggestions how we can improve school safety in all levels of education?