I had a great Fixed-it Friday post all ready to go (LOTS of door closer photos!), but since 33 people sent me links to this product in the last 48 hours I’ve rescheduled the original post to next Friday.
After Tuesday’s school shooting in Oregon, there were several news reports about a school security product developed by a group of teachers. It’s called “The Sleeve,” a steel sleeve that fits over the door closer arm to prevent an intruder from opening the classroom door from the corridor (a similar idea to the DeadStop device). The product currently sells for $65.
I’m going to keep my opinions to myself (for now), so I can find out what you think. Is this type of product a good solution? Why, or why not?
There are some relevant comments on this article:
I saw this instructional video a few weeks ago (thanks Jess!):
According to the organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, the Oregon incident was the 74th school shooting since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. There is some compelling data on their site.
Clarification: Everytown used the following methodology: Incidents were classified as school shootings when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts. This includes assaults, homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not fired there, or were fired off school grounds after having been possessed in schools, were not included. This list includes incidents meeting the above criteria that were brought to our attention after our School Shootings Analysis was issued on February 10, 2014. Incidents were identified through media reports, so this is likely an undercount of the true total.