Alyssa’s Law addresses the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs. The law calls for installing warning lights and a panic alarm in schools to provide the fastest possible support during a code red. In a code red, every second counts. Alyssa’s Law has now been passed in New Jersey, and a bill has been filed in Florida. Petitions have been started to ensure Alyssa's Law gets passed at the national level.
Alyssa’s Law was named after 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff, who lost her life in the Stoneman Douglas School shooting. Investigation of the tragedy found the contributing factor in the loss of life was insufficient response time. The Law would require all public elementary and secondary schools to install either silent panic alarms or alternative emergency mechanisms approved by The Department of Education.
For the individual state information about Alyssa's Law, go to https://makeourschoolssafe.org/alyssas-law/