These photos illustrate one school’s “fix” with regard to security on the cafeteria and gymnasium – unfortunately it happens to be completely non-code-compliant.  Assembly and Educational occupancies are required to have panic hardware when there is an occupant load of 50 people or more (2006 International Building Code and later), or 100 people or more (NFPA 101 and 2003 IBC).  When panic hardware is required, the door may not have any other locking or latching device except that released by the panic hardware.

Gym with Panics and Deadbolts  Cafeteria Door with Deadbolt

Thank you to RB Sontag from Allegion for these photos.

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