This Wordless Wednesday photo was taken in a school – the good news is that this hardware is in the process of being replaced. Remember, if a door is provided for egress purposes, the International Building Code (IBC) requires it to be code-compliant.
Here’s a bonus WW photo from the same site survey. I have been in MANY schools, and these modifications are not uncommon. Hopefully the current focus on school security will mean increased attention to life safety as well.