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I am a fifth grade teacher. Teaching is what I love! I feel deeply the responsibility to enrich my students' lives through education and at the same time keep them safe while in my care.
Here is what prompted this invention: I have to go outside to lock our classroom door. This action puts us in further danger during a lockdown situation.
I earnestly put my mind to solving this problem. After making several paper patterns I sewed my first lockdown strap and immediately put it in place on our doorknob. My students practiced using it and the sense of safety was almost tangible. Since then we have had several lockdowns, each time I've been able to secure my door within seconds without stepping outside, searching for my keys, or putting my students or myself at added risk. Within a few months we heard the lockdown announcement. Our classroom was locked so quickly my students actually cheered!
Thankfully, none of our lockdowns have been a true threat to my students. But each time I am hear the announcement there is no hesitation. I know exactly what to do and we are locked in safely within seconds.
I sincerely share this with you hoping to bring an added measure of safety and peace of mind for our wonderful children and those of us who care for them.
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