- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - School districts in Snohomish County are planning a “panic button” system at more than 80 schools.

It’s a smartphone application that - with the push of the button - automatically dials 911 and notifies designated people about an emergency.

The Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/15PK8ai) two school in Everett started testing the panic button in August and a larger rollout is planned to begin next week.

The program is funded by a $250,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com


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