So are schools completely closed off during school hours to prevent random folks coming in. I was thinking about the time I went back to my high school (early 00s); I was in college, but I could not think of any professor who could do my recommendation for a professional program, so my friend suggested I try a high school teacher who remembered me. She suggested one of our teachers that she heard did many students’ recommendations, and we knew she had an off period in afternoon. I simply entered the building and waltzed right in! Knowing where her classroom was I entered! She wasn’t there but her student helpers were and she said just to wait for her. She came in and just said a quick hello and I explained to her about if she could fill out my paperwork. She blew up at me then said she was really busy and couldn’t do it. But that wasn’t what shocked me…it was that she didn’t even ask what I was doing entering the premises! I was downtrodden and trudged down the hallway where I saw my economics teacher who recognized me. I told her my story of needing a recommendation and she offered to fill it out for me. And once again she didn’t ask what I was doing there!
Some time later, my friends told me the proper protocol was to enter the office to get a badge to get permission to enter the school. The teachers probably thought I had one. But now looking back, wow!