The Teacher Was Right!

Students at Parkland in Florida are accusing a teacher of cowardice in shutting and locking the door of their classroom, leaving them defenseless in the hallway.

Submariners inherently understand the problem. Because Submarines don’t sink by separate compartments, when submerged flooding occurs, it is policy to slam shut the watertight doors, consigning the sailors on the wrong side to the high potential of drowning until the submarine can make an emergency surface and possibly thereafter.

Without knowing the Parkland situation in specifics, the teacher made the right decision in theory. There may be some situation that counters the theory of instant reaction to threat, but for right now, I go with the teacher’s decision.