Albany pols handed a legislation Saturday requiring college districts statewide to noticeably think about putting in silent panic alarms to alert law-enforcement authorities throughout emergencies.
The state Meeting authorized “Alyssa’s Regulation,” named after 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, who was shot and killed in 2018 through the Parkland, Florida college bloodbath.
“Colleges must be a secure place for our youngsters to study and develop,” stated Meeting Speaker Carl Heastie in an announcement asserting the invoice’s passage.
Alyssa’s Regulation will drive every college district’s security groups to contemplate putting in panic alarm techniques and different direct communication applied sciences as a part of their necessary common evaluations of security plans.
The measure had beforehand handed within the state Senate and now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into legislation.
Meeting Speaker Carl Heastie stated New York colleges must be “secure” for college kids. AP
The invoice is called “Alyssa’s Regulation” after Alyssa Alhadeff, left, who died within the 2018 Parkland capturing. AP
Reps for Mayor Eric Adams and town’s Division of Training didn’t return messages asking whether or not the mayor backs including panic alarms to metropolis colleges.
Alhadeff’s household had been pushing for the invoice’s passage in New York for 3 years. It already exists in Florida and New Jersey.
Some colleges in New York already use panic buttons.