by Nathan on Jul.23, 2010
Seventh grade was when we all moved out of elementary school into junior high. Junior High had lockers. With lockers came the annoying feature of having to be unlocked multiple times a day. Some kids figured out jamming paper at the bottom kept the lock from locking. The problem with this solution was that you could tell from the outside who used this trick. For them security went from “locked” to “Look at me I’m an unlocked locker”. I decided the better solution was to just remove the back side of the lock. Thus keeping the locker looking like it was locked, but in reality just as unsafe as others. Security through obscurity.
This worked out great for a few weeks, I even removed the lock for my girlfriend at the time. Then one day she had her locker searched. Gig was up, “destroying school property”. Luckily only she got busted and didn’t rat me out. To be safe I put the lock back on my locker. Only problem was at some point the combo lock had fallen off and I had put it on upside down. So now my locker was locked but the combo was upside down. I tried a few time to unlock it with no success.
With my head hanging low I had to turn myself in. I didn’t have a choice. I was locked out of my locker. I was told to go back to class and it would be taken care of. About half way though the class I hear a drill start-up in about the same location as my locker. After class I notice some dents on my locker and a new lock. I head down to the office and am presented with a $27 bill to pay for the new lock.
I still say my locker security was better than anyone else in that school.
tl;dr – Locked locker to the point it had to be drilled open in the middle of school day.