Gov. Murphy Signs Bill to Have Silent Alarms Put in Every NJ Public School

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Today, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will require all state public schools to install silent panic alarms. According to NJ.com , the alarms will be used to help protect students during emergencies like an active shooter.

The legislation was named "Alyssa's Law" after a 14-year-old former NJ resident who was among those killed during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The installation of the alarms will reportedly cost between $2.5 and $12.5 million and will be funded by the $500 million bond voters approved last year.

Read the NJ.com story here .

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