Panic Buttons Could Be Coming to Illinois Schools
In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day that left 17 dead, we have seen this huge ripple effect on schools in regards to keeping our kids safe.
From having a bucket of rocks to throw at potential shooters to changes in gun laws, we've pretty much seen and heard it all; and as a parent, I'm all for anything that will keep our kids safe in classrooms and on campus.
That includes this idea, panic buttons in schools.
According to Fox Illinois, publicly funded schools could qualify to get panic buttons in their schools.
"The goal of these panic buttons is to help alert first responders for a quicker response time to any kind of an emergency."
Rockford schools that were interested in getting a panic button can apply for a grant through the Department of Justice and funding would cover up to 75% of the cost, up to $200,000.
Do you think it could help?
There's been much debate on this topic. Some are for it, others say that it won't help in response time, that it will just aid in alerting authorities faster. Others suggest that it's better to get metal detectors or armed guards.
What about you?