Murphy Signs Alyssa's Law to Prevent Tragedies in New Jersey Schools

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Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill requiring the state's public schools to install panic alarms.

It's being called Alyssa's Law, named after 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff.

She was a New Jersey native who died in the fatal high school shooting a year ago in Parkland, Florida.

Murphy says the State "will do everything in our power" to prevent tragedies like the one in Parkland.

The legislation requires the state's roughly 2,500 public schools to install silent alarms that communicate life-threatening or emergency situations to law enforcement.

Fiscal estimates put the cost of the project between $2.5 million and $12.5 million.

The bill calls for tapping into voter-approved bond funding as a source of revenue for the project.


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