New law named after victim of Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting
12.11.19 – Local10 – PARKLAND, Fla. – A new Florida law has been named in honor of one of the victims from the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The law, named for 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, requires a silent panic alarm to be installed at every public school in the state.
A button students or teachers can push from inside their classrooms, directly alerting law enforcement of what and where the threat may be, cutting down on response times.
“If a panic button was pushed, and it was a direct link to law enforcement, they would know where the threat was because it’s geofenced to the area,” said Alhadeff.
Panic button technology already available can work through a smart phone application, allowing users to notify authorities.
They can even categorize incidents as a medical emergency, or even an active shooter.
“We need to provide all these layers and hopefully we will stop the next school shooting,” Alhadeff said.
A final vote on Alyssa’s Law is expected in January or February