Congresswoman Gwen Graham wants school districts across the country to have better technology for alerting first-responders.
Graham rolled out her “Securing Our Schools Act,” at a round table at Tallahassee City Hall. She says she was inspired by the panic button installed under her desk in her Washington office.
“We’re not trying to micro-manage the school districts. We’re trying to provide resources so that they can develop the appropriate type of response, button response, for their own schools. “
The bi-partisan legislation calls for no new appropriations, but authorizes grants to school districts of up to $200,000 dollars.
Leon schools security chief John Hunkiar welcomed the legislation, but said a panic button in each of the county’s 2,000 classrooms might not be practical.