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At my daughter's elementary school in East Mesa (and the Jr High AND high school), the front doors to the schools are never locked and there are classrooms that are in the front of the school. My daughter had a class in one of the front classrooms and the door was never locked and most of the time, it was propped open. When we lived in Elk Grove, IL, EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL in the district, whether it was an elementary school, Jr. High or high school, there was a security foyer. Once inside the foyer, you had to buzz the front desk, state your name, child's name, child's teacher and reason for being there. When I was a mom going there several times a week, it was a nuisance but now I look back and think that the extra security measure was appropriate. Also, every single door was locked from the outside and every single teacher and aid had to have a badge that needed to be swiped, along with a passcode (in case it was lost or stole) to enter ANY door in the school. It wouldn't take that much to install the same security measures in all schools. Makes more sense than replacing chain link fences with wrought iron. 4 months ago