It is impossible, I think, to be completely ignorant of the new policy at James Logan High School if you happen to enter the campus. Whereas IDís used to be an unregulated form of recognition on campus, now, it is the sole proof an individual has as to whether or not he or she is truly a student or a faculty member of the school. One cannot enter the campus grounds without it. Because of this newly implemented policy, entrances have been reduced to only four checkpoints, just about wide enough to allow a single person to squeeze past after flashing their identification card.
Like many students, I fail to understand exactly how this addresses Loganís current predicament. Of course, it is a safety measure; one can see that. It keeps unwanted intruders that may be potentially dangerous away from the school, after all. However, the problem of intruders is neither pervasive nor prevalent at this given time. In the past three years here that I have spent at Logan, intruders have rarely posed a problem. As the gut of the true problem lies in violence by students themselves, this hardly seems to be a preventive measure. As a result, the policy seems only to create a new awareness as to the possible circumstances that could surround our school. I canít help but immediately feel the results of the policy once I step foot on the campus.