All 2,500 public schools in New Jersey will soon be equipped with silent panic alarms to help protect students in the case of an active shooter and other emergency situations.
Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the bill into law Wednesday, making the alarms a requirement going forward, according to NJ.com.
The legislation was named after former New Jersey resident Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old who was one of 17 killed in the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
“Alyssa’s death is a stark reminder of the dangers of gun violence and the need for adequate school security measures,” Murphy said in a statement. “In New Jersey, we will do everything in our power to prevent these tragedies from occurring within our borders.”
Read more at The Hill.