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Gates school decision will have broad implications

Scituate parent Jen Morrison walked around Gates Intermediate School on a Saturday afternoon, ticking off the building’s problems in rapid succession.

First there were all of the building’s outside doors that have to be manually locked down every night and unlocked every morning. Then there were the fire doors — 25 in all — that are meant to automatically shut in case of a fire to keep the flames from spreading.

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