Proposed bill would put panic alarms in elementary schools

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York lawmakers are proposing a bill that would provide public elementary schools with panic alarms.

The alarms would be used in emergencies such as a lockdown or active shooter situation. Each school would get at least one alarm that would be directly linked to a police station.

There was a push for the bill at the state Capitol on Wednesday. Advocates were joined by family members of one of the victims of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The bill comes amid a new report by two of the largest labor and teacher unions in America that recommend caution for live active shooter drills. They said they support trauma-informed training, but schools are not considering the impact of live drills on students.

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