A New Device Will Be Installed in Every Monmouth Ocean School
It's now law.
Governor Phil Murphy signed "Alyssa’s Law" on Wednesday. The legislation is named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a former New Jersey resident who was one of the 17 killed in the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. She was only 14.
All of Jersey's public schools will now be required to have 'silent panic alarms.' Similar to the ones used in banks, the alarms will protect students and faculty an active shooter situation, or any emergency.
Governor Murphy said:
Alyssa’s death is a stark reminder of the dangers of gun violence and the need for adequate school security measures. In New Jersey, we will do everything in our power to prevent these tragedies from occurring within our borders.
Alyssa's parents, Ilan and Lori Alhadeff, watched the law go into effect.
The couple said:
Our hearts are overwhelmed to know our daughter’s death is making national changes for school safety, and hopefully, other states will follow suit.