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The law requires all Florida public schools to have a mobile panic alarm system.
Raptor Technologies, a provider of school safety software, has been selected by seven Florida counties, including Sarasota, as the mobile panic alert provider to meet the Alyssas Law requirement for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Raptor will provide a mobile panic alert system that connects school staff directly to first responders.
Alyssas Law, which was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in June of 2020, requires all Florida public schools to have a mobile panic alarm system. The law was named in honor of Alyssa Alhadeff, who was killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Florida Department of Education selected Raptor Technologies mobile panic alert, Raptor Alert, as one of the approved solutions for school districts to implement before the August 2021 deadline, as required by the Alyssas Law mandate. With Raptor Alert, school staff will be able to use their mobile and desktop devices to send an emergency alert, directly notifying first responders as to the exact location and type of emergency.
With Raptor Alert, teachers and staff can quickly initiate a response to a school- or district-wide emergency from any web-enabled mobile or desktop device. Alerts are immediately delivered to a custom list of recipients, which can include administrators, staff members and first responders. In addition to Sarasota County, the Polk, Charlotte, Nassau, Gadsden, Holmes and Bradford county school districts have also selected Raptor Technologies as their school safety software.