February 26, 2018
The Women’s March’s Youth EMPOWER group is planning a national school walkout on March 14, 2018, according to the group’s website. At 10 a.m. in every time zone, organizers are encouraging teachers, students, administrators, parents and allies to walk out for 17 minutes — one for every person killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
I’m hoping this walkout plan will be addressed at tonight’s Board of Education meeting, I know this as well as school security is being discussed at length online by parents.
One item which has repeatedly come up online is the door security items for purchase (ie: the Barracuda)... in looking into many of these school shootings door security was never an issue. In Florida the gunman pulled the fire alarm and attacked those in the halls. In Sandy Hook the two classrooms he killed children in never locked their doors and the locked classroom was bypassed. In Columbine they shot kids eating lunch outside, in hallways, and in the library which had the doors secured open. In no school shooting situation that I’ve read yet has there been a breaking down of a classroom door or shooting through a door issue so I’m wondering about the protocol of the district about classroom door locking which seems to be the #1 easiest and first line of defense.
I’m aware our budget passed to build security atriums or whatever they’re called at the front of the schools... timeline?
Response from Amy Watkins: