I have been working mostly afternoon half-day assignments Aug/Sept. It is nice not having the morning alarm interrupting my sleep cycle at zero dark thirty in the morning.
Now I've had my share of malfunctioning classroom equipment before, but a door key should not be all that complicated to operate.
On one afternoon, I arrived at the school for my 11:30 third grade class. I checked in at the office, got the classroom key&leash and went to my assigned classroom.
I inserted the key, twisted it clockwise, pulled the self-locking door open in one fluid motion. With my hand still on the key as the door was closing behind me, I tried to extract the key from the lock before the door closed and almost dislocated my shoulder.
The key was stuck in the lock.
No matter much I jiggled, bumped, twisted left and right, the key would not come out. Seeing my less than impressive classroom entrance, the teacher came over and did some magic twist maneuver to remove the key. She informed me that that the district was supposed to have the lock repaired soon but it was a low priority item.
Every time I had to leave the classroom with the kids at lunch, recess and afternoon PE, I had to leave the key in the lock and call someone from the school office come remove the key for me.