“The principal wanted the other two doors locked so that the students don’t pass right in front of the reception counter. This helps minimize interruption to the reception desk so we can get our work done," said Debbie Walthers, who works at the front desk.
Clearly, the purpose for this is for the staff working more efficiently, but it has taken a major toll on the students as a result.
“I don’t like the doors closed because it gets too crowded. But I do see how it can affect the front desk ladies. But it
makes no difference because the other doors are open and they still get the same amount of noise if the other doors are open,” said student Desiree Santos.
“It gets me extremely frustrated what they do. The doors don’t open all the way and we only use one door even though we have two! I personally just walk through everyone, but some kids get knocked on their butts because of it,” added Perry Brophy, student.
It is could even be dangerous to the students at CMHS to be walking through those doors, especially to a small middle schoolers in a swarm of taller, stronger, high school students.
“I honestly think they should just keep both doors closed because kids get hurt and they are liable if someone is seriously injured, so it would be safer to shut both during passing periods,” suggested Kai Lathrop (student).
It is like a zoo full of cheetahs, lions, and bears. Some students scratch, others push, some shove; people have even
fallen straight on their bottoms because they tried going through that door. No matter how nice you are, once you step through that door, you become one with the phrase “every man for himself” and fight your way through the crowd. The
doors all need to be open; it would be faster, safer, and better for the staff and the students to get across campus.