Carle Place - (WALK) County officials propose issuing wireless panic alarms to every school in Nassau, to instantly link those schools with police in the event of an emergency.
The county funded program would provide each school with five alarms, enabling any teacher or principal to directly alert Nassau police. The Panic Alarm program would complement Nassau's Active Shooter program, an effort to protect school personnel and children during possible active shooter scenarios, according to aides to County Executive Edward Mangano.
The Panic Alarm program is inspired by tragedies such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last year in Newtown, Connecticut, and this week's fatal shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada, according to county officials. Authorities did not say when the alarms would be issued, nor the potential cost of the system.