posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Originally posted by jibeho
Originally posted by butcherguy
Not trying to belittle the guy's invention, but there are already things on the open market that will keep that door from being pushed in.
Link to image.
It is a rubber doorstop... $2.29 at Home Depot.
I immediately thought the same thing when I read the OP. But most classroom doors swing out into the hallway and this device keeps the door from
being pulled open. Kicking it in is damn near impossible because of the steel door jamb. This would certainly fluster an attacker whose judgement is
quite blurred by adrenaline and whatever else they may be under the influence of ...
Okay. I was trying to remember which way the doors swung.
I was justifying my 'bad' memory by rationalizing that the doors certainly wouldn't be swinging outwards into the student traffic in the crowded
Now that you mention the alternate being the case, I will rationalize it by thinking that the doors must swing outwards for ease of egress in the
event of a fire.
ETA: I was just researching it a bit, and found that school design basics call for doors swinging out into the corridor. Interestingly, they recommend
the installation of windows in or next to doors for the purpose of visual surveillance. not helpful in the event of a lockdown, however. If the glass
had embedded wire screening, it would make it difficult to open the door by simply breaking a _
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