by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt
This week I visited my grandsons’ elementary school four times, three times through the front door and once through a side door. I immediately had the run of the entire building if I so desired. The only line of defense was the receptionist, who gave me a wave because she knows “Papa Tom.”
The most basic security premise is to limit access and to screen anyone entering. This may not stop a lunatic, but it could buy time for a response. Lock the doors during school hours.
Despite the current tragedy, elementary school is a very safe place, except for the heartbreaking exception when it is not.
PS: many churches are now upgrading security measures – who would have thought it necessary?