(Secure Schools Alliance Press Release) In response to the tragic shootings at Parkland High School and others across the country, school leaders are exploring options to secure their campuses. Several states have also considered or are considering changes to their building codes that would allow the installation of classroom door barricade devices.
However, the use of barricade devices in the classroom violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These devices are perceived to be less expensive while providing additional security, but they put students in greater danger.
Barricade devices do not meet fire codes, prevent immediate access to a classroom by first responders and slow down the process to quickly evacuate students in an emergency (Read more . . .).