ALABNY – Lawmakers in New York are proposing to put panic alarms in public elementary schools.
The alarms would be used during emergencies like a lockdown or active shooter situation. Each school would get at least one alarm that would be directly linked to a police station.
Advocates joined family members of one of the victims of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida at the state capital this week.
The bill comes amid a new report by two of the largest labor and teacher unions in America that recommend caution for live active shooter drills.
They say they support trauma-informed training, but schools are not considering the impact of live drills on students.