Take our poll. School classroom barricades: Life safety hazard, or necessary precaution? 

Blog Post created by jesseroman Employee on Sep 10, 2015

Door barrier blogShaken by gun violence, more schools around the country are purchasing after market classroom door barricades that attach to the inside of the door, making it next to impossible to enter from the outside during an active shooter or other type of emergency event. That’s good news if the sole aim is to keep a bad guy out. But what if the bad guy is already inside a classroom and it’s police or firefighters who can’t get in? What if kids are inside a classroom in lockdown while a fire is set and they need to get out?

What do you think about the trend of more schools purchasing these barricades? How would you describe your view of school classroom door barricades?

Tell us your thoughts, take a new NFPA Journal online poll. Also, to learn more about this timely subject, read the article “What Price Security,” in the new September/October issue of NFPA Journal

Take the poll today and let your voice be heard. To share additional thoughts on this subject, email