Alyssa’s Law is legislation named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a victim of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. The law is aimed at improving school safety by requiring the installation of panic alert systems or silent alarms in schools.
In simple terms, Alyssa’s Law requires schools to have a way to quickly notify authorities, such as law enforcement or emergency responders, in the event of a life-threatening emergency, particularly an active shooter situation. The panic alert systems or silent alarms can be activated by school staff in case of an emergency, instantly alerting authorities and providing them with crucial information about the situation.
The goal of Alyssa’s Law is to minimize response time and enable faster and more coordinated responses during emergencies, potentially saving lives. By implementing these panic alert systems, schools can enhance their ability to protect students, staff, and visitors in times of crisis and ensure that help arrives as quickly as possible.
Alyssa’s Law aims to make schools safer by mandating the use of panic alert systems that provide an immediate means of communication during emergencies, allowing for faster response and potentially preventing further harm.