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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 12:56 PM

Broken locks, poor lighting: Baltimore schools found to have 'significant security and safety issues

When gunfire rang out at Frederick Douglass High in February, the sprawling West Baltimore school was ordered to go on lockdown.

But inside that aging building, many classroom doors had broken locks.

The shooting at Douglass — in which a hall monitor was injured by a student’s irate relative — highlighted a system-wide problem, a recently completed assessment of school building security shows.

The report found that across 165 Baltimore schools, “many of the interior doors to the classrooms do not have the ability/capability of being locked from the inside by a teacher during an emergency lock down,” among other issues.

Read more: https://www.baltimoresun.com/education/bs-md-baltimore-schools-security-20190820-ya7omntjz5h2hnembneaijs55u-story.html

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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 07:58 PM

1. Thanks for posting this.

These issues should be raised by the candidates for president and actions planned for Day 1.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:25 PM

2. You're welcome.

It's an important issue that isn't getting much attention.

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