Safe and Sound Schools Partners with DSSF

<span>We are proud to share this video and blog post from Safe and Sound Schools and their co-founder by Michele Gay, who is partnering with us to open the conversation about door security and safety.</span>

We are proud to share this video and blog post from Safe and Sound Schools and their co-founder by Michele Gay, who is partnering with us to open the conversation about door security and safety. Michele highlights for her audience of parents, teachers and school administrators, the important code and legal considerations they must consider. Additionally, she states:

“…it is important to resist the temptation to install door barricade devices in public places, like our schools. While the intention of these additional devices is to give an added layer of security, they have the potential to enable bullying, harassment, or much worse when added to public spaces.”

“When secured properly, doors can be an effective barrier against a safety threat outside the school or classroom AND still allow individuals and groups of people to exit to safety should their situation change like in a lockdown turned emergency evacuation. “
“I urge you – for the sake of our students and educators – to become informed about the right way to lock doors. One of Safe and Sound Schools’ partners, the Door Security & Safety Foundation, has been leading the charge on this issue. We are proud to partner with them to make sure schools understand how and why to properly lock school doors.”

Read their full blog post and watch this short video.