View Larger Image WW: School Security 6 Comments ⬇ These are egress doors in an occupied school gym. Luckily they are going to be replaced shortly, but meanwhile, I’m Wordless. 🙁 You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2014-10-09T18:52:39-04:00October 8th, 2014|Means of Egress, Panic Hardware, School Security, Wordless Wednesday|6 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Recent Posts 6 Comments David R. DeFilippo October 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm - Reply Meant for a quick escape Bryan McKeehan October 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm - Reply Been there, seen all manner of such stupidity and laziness. Seems they’ll never learn! Beth October 9, 2014 at 12:26 am - Reply As someone involved in EHS, that’s disturbing. As a mother, that’s terrifying. As both, that’s beyond infuriating. You’re right, there truly are no words for this. Jess October 9, 2014 at 8:36 am - Reply Beth: EHS as in Eastside High School near Newark NJ hmm, maybe they are getting ready to film a second version of Lean On Me, and just like in EHS (lean on me) the school BOE can get in trouble for chaining the doors, espeically if the principal is on the walke talking yelling “code-10, code 10, get those chains off the doors, the fire inspector is here! Code 10!!” this is just as bad as the other door barricade device meant for classroom doors with door closers, device can bend/break closer arm or destroy frame. I am sure with today’s funding and grants, I am sure it not that hard to get a grant or funding for electromagnetic locks for the entry doors of the school, high school I went to (in NJ, same initials) did, and I had to keep hush about it because many could think that I was talking about jail instead of a regular public township owned school district looking to keep the building secure. -Jess Beth October 9, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply Ok, I didn’t even realize that acronym was so fitting! I mean EHS as in a Environmental Health & Safety…I’m a chemistry lab manager and building coordinator for the Chemistry/Physics building in a college. Along with that came 6 years involved in design and construction of our building being renovated, and understanding the basics of safety codes (so I can perform hazard assessments and recognize unsafe conditions when I see them). I stumbled on Lori’s blog several months ago through Linked In, and it’s really, really interesting to me. Guess I should have been an engineer instead of a chemist! Jori Smith October 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply I saw the same thing in my high school gymnasium in 1980, the week before graduation. I called the fire marshal, and he was out there within an hour, watching the vice principal remove the chains. I’ve always called it my own version of a senior prank. But these many years later, I now understand that the schools are reacting to hardware that doesn’t do what they need it to do. They need help identifying the problem and fixing it appropriately. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.