Automatic door-locking devices coming to NYC public elementary schools beginning this spring


Starting in May, New York City’s public elementary schools will be the first in the city to receive automatic door-locking systems and surveillance cameras as part of a concerted effort to keep intruders out and kids safe.

Schools Chancellor David Banks, in announcing the plan during an April 7 public safety briefing at City Hall, said the rise in school shootings across America is just part of the reason why the city was moving to install the door-locking systems.