The Panic Button Program
Have any of you heard of this program yet? The Panic Button Program is a new school safety plan that was introduced in Connecticut. The program was created after the horrific incident that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary school when a gunman shot and killed 26 people.
After the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a task force was created to brainstorm ideas to help prevent an incident like that from ever happening again. The task force suggested that each classroom have what’s called a “panic button” installed in it. Once that button is pushed, an announcement is made alerting everyone in the school that there is currently a life threatening situation going on. The school’s door automatically close and lock up, and a notice is immediately send to all emergency personnel to alert them of the situation.
Find out more information here about the “Panic Button” Program.