New Jersey Schools Will Soon Require Silent Alarms
2018 has unfortunately come with many tragedies, like the mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
With hope that 2019 will bring safety and security for our countries high school students, New Jersey recently passed a law which will require schools to install a silent alarm that can be activated in the case of an active-shooting.
"Alyssa's Law." is named after 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff who lost her life during the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.
Alyssa's mother, who was in attendance when Murphy signed the law, mentions she is, "overwhelmed to know our daughter’s death is making national changes for school safety, and hopefully other states will follow suit."
Every school in the Garden State will be required to install the silent alarm, or any other system, to reach law enforcement's in case of an emergency. This project can cost up to $12.5 million and school districts will be required to pay for any maintenance.