I gotta tell ya, we are living in fucked-up times.
I volunteer at a local Intermediate School and teach Junior Achievement. This is in a small Northern Michigan community where we barely know how to lock our doors. When I went to the first class, I was surprised to see the school is always in a lock down mode. You have to be buzzed in. They also have a strict no weapons policy (no drugs, no whatever as well)
I wonder how this will protect the kids from a determined idiot. I assume the kids still play outside, I assume some still walk to school. I also assume anyone wanting to do serious harm will find the weakest link in the building. (For example, there are not bars on windows)
So....do door locks with buzzed in visitors give the staff a false sense of security? Probably. Is that potentially dangerous? Probably.
I don't know the answers......I'm just disturbed by some of the "solutions" and wonder what this will do to how kids mature in this environment. In my opinion, the idiots wanting to go out in a blaze of glory are choosing the "gun-free zones" knowing they will have time to do lots of damage. I'm not saying arm the kids I'm just sayin'.
Just my two cents, unadjusted for inflation.