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Should Ontario’s schools have a locked-door policy?


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Should Ontario’s schools have a locked-door policy?

  1. What, are the greedy ON teachers thinking about staging a lockout of the students now?

  2. all Canadian primary and junior schools should have a locked door policy. one entrance throughout the day once the bell has rung, past the office. Not just in the centre of the universe, Ontario.

  3. Hello? The latest shooting involved the shooter breaking and climbing through a window. Now you are suggesting we lock the kids in with the killers. Amazing and brilliant people. Should we make schools prisons for kids next, in the hopes of “protecting them”.

    Nobody has even mentioned the fact almost all these shootings involved a hopped up drug head on pharmaceuticals known to cause violent out breaks and mental disorders. They are all on psychotropic drugs. Guns dont kill people, murderers do. Take the gun, they use a knife or bomb, a bat, a hammer, their fists. We aren’t addressing whats actually wrong with these people.

  4. A lock-door policy keeps unscheduled visitors out, not children locked in. I always thought that they should have implemented this years ago. It’s not fear mongering its just a simple security measure. No unauthorized person should be able to wander around inside an elementary school unannounced, regardless of intention. If you are not a staff or student then the school should know that you are on the premises, and why.

  5. No one can tell a specific school what they must do…another situation where Regional or National boards can not decide for individual schools. That said, the ‘problems’ we keep ignoring again and again. IF all students truly were a precious resource (at school and at home), the bullying in schools, after classes and online might be eliminated. What that means is the BIG problem, smaller schools in smaller neighbourhoods, smaller class sizes, greater autonomy based on ‘needs’ in each neighbourhood, and a host of other value based approaches. Bottom line – kids needs ‘would’ be first; staff who can not teach would not teach; board members building mini empires would be thrown out; corps would not get contracts for over priced supplies, food would be the ‘best’ food which enhances learning and development rather then the opposite, etc. etc…We KNOW what needs doing…though safety and security is key… the answers, imo are not more locked doors. Thoughtful planning might also mean the costs need not be much greater either. Sadly, we seem to have gotten much better at fighting amongst ourselves, then coming together to plan and implement a good strategy. (Our children get it from somewhere).

  6. I am a teacher, locking the doors might help in some circumstances, but not all. Have you thought of all the portables that some school now have? Children must go into the school for washroom privileges etc… It would be easy for someone to slip in when the children use a pass key to enter. A knock at the door when in a portable would invite us to open it, there is no protection inside a portable where thousands of children are being taught.

  7. The simple nature of this FIX screams someone is trying to take the easy way out.

  8. “people kill people”. A gun does not have the ability to think, get itself out of it’s locker, and pull it’s own trigger, only an individual person can do that…..

  9. Schools are already like prisons. Elementary schools are often
    surrounded by DOUBLE fences and even “moat-like” drainage ditches.
    Often, the STUDENTS are the ones who are the killers. If someone wants
    to kill a lot of people, they will find a way to do it. People are
    stupid. while the constitution does mention the right to bear arms, in
    the same sentence, it also mentions that they are for a WELL ORDERED
    MILITIA! Hello? Also, that amendment was not even part of the
    Constitution, but an AMENDMENT made by some nut who had financial
    interests in selling guns. That amendment was from 1791. The guns of
    that time were single (or double) shot flintlock pistols and muskets!
    What is the definition of arms? Armaments? Should people have the
    right to own automatic weapons that shoot 100 rounds per minute? How
    about hand grenades? Why not a dirty nuclear bomb the size of a
    briefcase? Bazookas? Shoulder launched surface to air missiles? By
    the time the shooter goes on their rampage, It is over with before
    anybody would be able to respond in defense. Gun nuts will often say
    “the guns are needed to protect my family” Really? how often do you
    read about someone defending their home and family with a gun? Never? I
    have heard of a very small number of incidents in which a burglar has
    been shot dead by a homeowner, but not in defense of their life. Even
    police are not empowered to fire their weapon unless their life or the
    life of someone else is in peril. Someone breaking into a house to
    steal a TV and jewelry does not justify terminating their life. Even
    with police, who we assume are “experts”, 25% of police being killed by
    firearms wind up being killed with their OWN guns! Guns are not a
    solution, they only ADD to a problem. Here is my suggestion. Require
    all guns to be registered, just like a car. Every year or two, a fee is
    collected on each gun and registration renewal. The fees for simple guns
    that fire low caliber ammunition are cheaper than the fees for guns
    that are automatic, high caliber, that have clips to carry a lot of
    ammunition. More fees for concealed weapons. The fees must be paid
    until the gun is turned in and destroyed or transferred to another
    owner. If the gunowner “loses” the gun, then a huge fine should be
    imposed, and the loss of the right to own firearms. If someone doesn’t
    pay their fees, there is no reason to have to raid their house, just
    turn off their electricity, water, phone, mail, and internet, cancel
    their credit cards, freeze their bank accounts,

  10. It would seem that no one is asking the question about what has changed over the last 20 or 30 or 40 years in the schools? When I was in school in the 1960s, people could come and go in the school, and no one would ask them anything. Young people could carry rifles down the street, and no one would notice. I even remember once in downtown Edmonton in the mid 1970s, a friend had gone at noon hour and picked up a rifle he had had repaired, and I walked down the street with him. We even went into the TD bank on 100 St and Jasper, and he was carrying his rifle. No one even seemed to notice.

    So what has changed?

  11. What is a locked door policy?