Ten people died in the Texas school shooting, and one Texas governor argued that such events happen because school buildings have “too many entrances and too many exits”.

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick appeared on national television to urge schools to limit the number of doors they have to prevent a national tragedy like the one in Sante Fe, Texas. He said:

We may have to look at the designs of our schools moving forward, and retrofitting schools that are already built.

And what I mean by that is that there are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas – over 8,000 campuses!

There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every entrance and exit. You would be talking 25,000, 40,000 people. But if we can protect a large office building, or a court house, or any major facility, maybe we need to look at limiting the entrance and the exits into our schools so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people who come in, one or two entrances.

We’re going to have to be creative – we’re going to have to think outside the box.

His suggestion wasn’t a popular one:

And people quickly formed somewhat of a consensus...

There was also the small matter of fire safety...

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