CAPE CORAL

New technology inside Lee County’s public schools this year will help keep your kids safe with the push of a button.

The District has installed panic alarms in all schools. The purpose? Faster response times in the case of an emergency.

Each teacher and staff member will wear a badge, and when they click it, it automatically triggers an alarm, which sets off a series of announcements and computer screen messages that let staff know the exact location of the emergency. A teacher will even have the ability to send an alert directly to law enforcement.

“They notify our communication center so our dispatchers can immediately receive it and disseminate it like they would any other emergency call,” said Cape Coral Police Chief Anthony Sizemore.

With more than 1,800 students expected to walk the halls of Cape Coral High School, the…

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