Assembly Bill 3205 Requires Renovation of Schools to Include Locks That Lock from the Inside
(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill 3205 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), which requires older classrooms to have locks that can be locked from the inside, has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
“This bill will protect students and teachers in the event of an immediate threat on a school campus,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee. “As a middle and high school teacher for many years, I have participated in many school lockdowns, and I know firsthand that our classrooms need doors that lock from the inside. The shootings that took place in Florida and Texas schools earlier this year were tragic. This bill will save lives. I thank the Governor for signing AB 3205 into law.”