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BOHS installs new safety measure for classrooms

2 years ago by in ( BBON , News , Old/New , Schools )
Brea Olinda High School recently installed Lock Bloks on classroom doors, a safety measure that will protect students and staff from dangerous threats, such as intruders, on campus.

    The Lock Bloks device enables the user to lock the door from the inside, requiring the teacher to keep the classroom door locked on the outside at all times. The door remains open throughout the day due to the Lock Blok’s retractable feature that prevents the door from shutting all the way. But the device can also quickly allow the user to dismantle the door-prevention feature in the event of a dangerous situation that would require a locked door.

      The Brea Olinda High School installs Lock Bloks on all classrooms, a device that will help with campus safety

      The Brea Olinda High School installs Lock Bloks on all classrooms, a device that will help with campus safety

      “Anything [we] can do to give [ourselves] a few more seconds in the case of an emergency will come in handy,” Bob Parish, BOHS Assistant Principal, said. “It’s a simple process to set it up in the door, so having the Lock Blok’s will come to great use if ever in an emergency situation. And though we wish to never have to use the Lock Blok’s, we truly believe that if ever in an emergency, they will come to great use and protect our student body”.

        In the past years, BOHS has had to use metal pieces to slide under the hallway doors to protect against intruders. But according to Parish, these metal pieces presented several safety concerns, such as the time it takes to set up the metal pieces and the fact that a person would have to go outside to lock the door and would be unable to come back inside.

          “I think the new Lock Bloks features are amazing in terms of campus safety,” Nadia Fox, French teacher and school safety advocate, said. “It’s definitely more reassuring as a teacher to have this safety measure for my students.”
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Anabel King is a student reporter for Beautiful Brea Old and New. You can contact this writer at anabelking7@gmail.com

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