It was at UCLA , today.The class witnessed it.I have an email stating her apology.Other locations were letting me in during the lockdown, but I decided to walk home instead.I have been taking that class for 10 weeks , with a discussion with her once a week. It didn't seem like a big deal to me until she sent me the email. Then, I realized that what she did was not ok. I am not really sure how lockdown safety procedures work , but obviously something was wrong there.
You can have a conference with the T.A. and the Resident Manager about emergency procedures. If all you experienced during the lockdown was some inconvenience, that's as far as it should go.
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The PURPOSE of a lockdown is to do what the TA did, I'd think. Something was more wrong if others let you in during a lockdown.
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Mr. Popovich's analysis seems spot-on. A lockdown is designed to keep people out due to safety concerns. If you were let in during the lockdown, the T.A. may have actually violated the policy and could get in trouble for that.
As to what your recourse is, Mr. Smith's advice that you discuss the lockdown procedures with administrative personnel should be all this is limited to. You did not suffer any damages...and even if you did...it does not sound like the school or the T.A. would be responsible for them.
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