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July 1 2023 | INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Texas and Tennessee have joined a growing list of states committed to prioritizing student safety by enacting Alyssa’s Law.
This landmark legislation, named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim of the tragic Parkland shooting in 2018, mandates the installation of silent panic alarm systems in schools to expedite emergency responses and protect students and staff in critical situations.
Alyssa’s Law aims to bridge the gap between emergencies and swift action, empowering school authorities to respond promptly to potential threats. By requiring the implementation of silent panic alarms, schools can directly connect with law enforcement, expediting response times during emergencies such as active shooter incidents, medical emergencies, or other dangerous situations that may jeopardize the safety of students and faculty.
Texas and Tennessee have shown commendable leadership by enacting Alyssa’s Law, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring the safety and security of their students. The passage of this legislation reflects a proactive approach to safeguarding educational institutions and highlights the significance placed on the well-being of young learners.
“The adoption of Alyssa’s Law in Texas and Tennessee is a significant step forward in our collective mission to create safer learning environments,” said Rick Wagner, a representative from Layered Solutions, an emergency communications and mass notification software provider. “By installing silent panic alarm systems, these states are providing a vital tool to educators, empowering them to respond effectively in emergencies, and ultimately safeguarding the lives of students and staff.”
The implementation of Alyssa’s Law also emphasizes the importance of collaboration between schools, law enforcement agencies, and relevant stakeholders. The interconnectedness of these entities enables a unified and coordinated response, improving emergency management procedures and enhancing student safety.
As Texas and Tennessee become the latest states to enact Alyssa’s Law, it is anticipated that their proactive approach will serve as an inspiration to other states like Indiana and. By prioritizing the well-being of students, these states are taking decisive action to mitigate potential threats and cultivate an environment conducive to learning and growth.
About Alyssa’s Law
Alyssa’s Law is legislation named after Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting in February 2018. The law requires the installation of silent panic alarms in public schools, enabling immediate and discreet communication with law enforcement during emergencies. By reducing response times, Alyssa’s Law aims to enhance school safety and protect students and staff from harm.
Alyssa’s Law is named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old victim of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Alyssa’s mother, Lori Alhadeff, channeled her grief into making a change to help save lives. According to the Make Our Schools Safe website, she and Alyssa’s father, Ilan Alhadeff started Make Our Schools Safe so that no other parents have to endure they grief they have.
Read more about Alyssa’s Law including states where legislation is pending and where legislation has passed at.
About Layered Solutions
Layered Solutions helps you reach more people faster, easier and affordably by integrating emergency and communications technologies you already own. Automate and multiply instant notification capabilities, integrate with tools you already have, enable faster emergency resolution, boost operations, productivity and engagement, and manage all mass notification & emergency management tools from a single dashboard.
Based in Carmel (Indiana), Layered Solutions serves clients in education, healthcare, industrial and commercial sectors, nationwide.
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