20 Aug: Buono Announces Legislation Requiring Interior Classroom Locks

TRENTON – In a bid to prevent tragedies such as the Virginia Tech massacre, Senator Barbara Buono today unveiled a proposal which would require the installation of locks on the inside of classroom doors in every school and college within New Jersey. Safety experts say that while school officials across the nation re-evaluate safety procedures many are overlooking a simple solution, putting locks on the inside of classroom doors.

“Many Virginia Tech students hid in their classrooms. A locked door could have discouraged the shooter from attempting to enter the classrooms, preventing numerous deaths,” said Senator Buono. “While our state has not experienced such a tragedy, we must not become complacent, believing it can’t happen here.”