Safety & Security
New School Locks Installed at Tennessee Elementary
- By Yvonne Marquez
- September 18th, 2019
A 1st grade class in Manchester, Tennessee raised more than $3,000 to install safety locks to classroom doors at New Union Elementary School.
Red metal hooks that can attach to the bottom of the door and bolt it to the ground were installed in nearly 50 doors at the school. The locks are able to secure the room in case of an armed intruder.
The locks were a part of a 1st grade class community service project that focused on school safety. Within two weeks, 48 first-grade students raised the money to purchase the locks with the help of donations from local businesses.
The locks were purchased from Nightlock, a security device company.
Yvonne Marquez is senior editor of School Planning & Management magazine. She can be reached at email@example.com.