Angry Parent 3

I looked up so Laws about locking gates at schools and other campus type area and have this for you readers to read and I ask you dose it look like they are legal to you.
National Fire Protection Association’s Life Safety
Code (NFPA 101), 2006 edition:4
■ Section Doors shall be arranged to open readily
from the egress side whenever the building is occupied.
■ Section Locks, if provided, shall not require the
use of a key, a tool, or special knowledge or effort for
operation from the egress side.
■ Section Key operation shall be permitted,
provided that the key cannot be removed when the door is
locked from the side from which egress is to be made (per
Sections and, New and Existing
Educational Occupancies).
In addition to the these requirements, fire and safety
regulations mandate that doors in spaces that can be
occupied by more than 50 people (usually 1000
square feet) must be equipped with panic bars.5 This
applies to any large space in a school, and to the
school itself

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K says ... on Wednesday, Oct 19 at 4:14 PM

It appears to me, from your photos, that the only gates that are locked have a lock labelled Fire Department, to which the Fire Department presumably has a key.

vao514 says ... on Thursday, Sep 22 at 8:56 AM

I disagree with the personal attacks you are receiving in this situation. I support your concerns and wish you luck in resolving the situation.

vao514 says ... on Thursday, Sep 22 at 8:54 AM

I believe that you make some valid points as to the safety of the children in case of an emergency. I would be concerned about my child being locked in. However, going through the proper channels within the school district is how I would handle it.

owlafaye says ... on Wednesday, Sep 21 at 1:31 PM

AJC? I do believe he is talking about gates on fences that enclose the grounds. Floyd is a few feathers short of swift.

anjmecham says ... on Monday, Sep 19 at 12:27 PM

Perhaps a video might give better perspective. Have you contacted the administration of the school, of the school district, or the fire department to receive clarification regarding your concerns?

BKD says ... on Monday, Sep 19 at 12:22 PM

no u ajc

AJC says ... on Monday, Sep 12 at 10:39 PM

You are citing NFPA regualations about buildings. The codes are specifically talking about DOORS not GATES. A gate and a door are two different things. Do more research before you start tooting your horn trying to make yourself sound smart about laws

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