MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a new law that requires all public schools in Florida to have a silent panic alarm.
Alyssa’s law is named for Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Parkland high school shooting.READ MORE: South Florida Family Encourages Booster Shots After Vaccinated Relative Dies Of COVID-19
The law requires that mobile panic buttons be installed on every teacher and staff’s cellphone as an app.READ MORE: 'Unacceptable,' South Florida Haitian Leaders Outraged Over What Happened In Del Rio, Texas
It would silently alert law enforcement to life-threatening emergencies on school campuses.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 53,000 In Florida
Schools across the state’s 67 counties will have access to the app in time for the 2021 school year.