February 22, 2013
My brother lives in a gated community and his house has a “panic button” that when depressed immediately summonses Barney Fife from the grave. Marietta, Ga, Public Schools will now employ a similar type “panic button” thanks to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. WGCL-TV. Teachers will now be required to wear the trendy high tech whistle around their necks…
“Once that happens, we send everybody we have to that school until we can determine what the exact cause of the threat is,” Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin told WGCL.
Safety in schools got a makeover in the form of new rules and regulations following the Newtown school shooting.
“You can’t help but think about your own children and the children that you were sworn to protect,” Baldwin says. “Because of that you really want to do whatever you can to safely protect.”
Other schools are either already using or will soon be deploying “panic buttons,” that once pressed puts the entire school on lockdown, locking students inside their classrooms.