Bill Seeks To Change Classroom Door Locks In Del. - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Bill Seeks To Change Classroom Door Locks In Del.

Posted: Updated:

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require classroom door locks at the state's public schools to be lockable from both inside and outside the room.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports Rep. Earl Jaques of Glasgow filed the bill ahead of the January start to next year's legislative session. Jaques says most classrooms can only be locked from the outside, and the ability to lock the door from the inside could help prevent an intruder from entering the classroom.

The president of the School Chiefs Association, Dr. Mervin Daugherty, says no one disagrees with the idea of changing the locks, but the question is how to pay for the changes.

Delaware has 228 public schools that would be affected by the bill.

 

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:51:43 GMT
    Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
  • Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:30:04 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
  • Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:28:07 GMT
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices