Bill Proposed for Panic Alarms in Schools

HARRISBURG – WHTM is reporting… Four state lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require schools to consider implementing a panic alarm system during their annual safety reviews.  The bill was introduced by Democrat State Representatives Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, Lisa Borowski, Justin Fleming, and Kyle Donahue.

The bill would add Pennsylvania to the growing list of states requiring or asking schools to consider panic alarms in classrooms.  State Senators Art Haywood and Tracy Pennycuick say they also plan to introduce a similar bill.

Five states have passed bills known as Alyssa’s Law in honor of Alyssa Alhadeff, who was one of 17 people killed in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  At least five other states have had bills proposed that would require panic alarms in schools.

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